Blue Water: Salt-encrusted Stories of a Life at Sea

Author(s): Lindsay Wright

Travel Narratives

Blue Water is a collection of true adventure stories from a writer in love with the sea ...From an action-packed journey to the Arctic ice pack, encounters with whales and storms, to rescuing a derelict yacht - only to later be washed ashore on a New Zealand beach - Lindsay Wright has experienced it all. His writing conveys the range of emotions felt by the sailor - the sheer joy of soaring over the waves like a tern, the satisfaction of navigating using only a sextant and the stars instead of a modern-day GPS receiver - and reflects on the spiritual bond between seafarers. Blue Water is a book for all those who hear the call of the ocean and dream of when they can next go down to the sea.


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Lindsay Wright has been a professional yachtsman, delivery and charter skipper and shipmaster. He lives in New Plymouth and has written for New Zealand Listener, North & South, national and international boating publications. In 2007 Lindsay Wright was all over the media after a humpback whale crashed into his trimaran about 150km from Port Waikato. This story is in the book.

General Fields

  • : 9781869509002
  • : HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
  • : HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
  • : December 2010
  • : New Zealand
  • : December 2010
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lindsay Wright
  • : Paperback
  • : 797.1246092