Yarns is a collection of some of Jones finest stories He tells how he began his writing career, and draws on his many adventures to evoke some of the memorable people he has met and to describe some of the most beautiful cruising grounds in the world....
|Publisher||:||SAIL Books First Edition edition 1983|
|Number of Pages||:||272 pages|
|File Size||:||689 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Like the way he tells the story, always keeps me interested. He has written many books and I have read most of them
Not surprisingly, I learned about Tristan Jones' writing pretty early in my career as a cruising sailor. I even read a couple of his books, many years ago. I believe they were his stories about _Ice_ and _The Incredible Voyage_.
There has never been another sailor like Tristan Jones and there never will be again. Born on a sailing ship in the South Atlantic, Jones entered the maritime trade in the 1930’s in his teens. He sailed in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. Drifting about in the postwar years, he found a career of sorts delivering yachts. During the 1960’s (and a little before and a little after), Jones embarked on a series of “Firsts” that boggle the imagination.Jones is perhaps best known for “The Incredible Voyage”, in which he sailed his vessel at the lowest elevation on the planet (the Dead Sea), then sailed around Africa and up the Amazon to Peru, where he sailed his vessel on the highest navigable body of water on the planet, Lake Titicaca. I am an unabashed Jones fan and thus lap this stuff up. “Yarns” is a good introduction to his life and work, though if you are going to read just one Jones book, “The Incredible Voyage” about his lowest/highest quest is by far his most popular. Read more at http://bookmanreader.blogspot.com/