910.4 Gra (c1972)

Dove Cover

Sarah P’s commentsDove is the story of Robin Lee Graham’s solo circumnavigation. At the time his story was sensational because of his age; he was only sixteen when he set off (from California) in 1965. His exploits were chronicled in National Geographic and his story became a movie in 1974. Since then he has been followed by ever younger sailors which has caused questions to be raised about whether this is ethical. Whatever you think about it, their adventures make for good reading, starting with Dove.  (I will be writing more about the others in subsequent posts.)

YouTube movie: The Dove

SAIL article: Robin Lee Graham on the Latest Teen Circumnavs

Wikipedia List of youth solo sailing circumnavigations

Favorite quotes:

Life would be pretty monotonous if the sky was always blue.

At sea, I learned how little a person needs, not how much.

Happiness has no frontiers, that it’s a state of mind and not a possession, not a set route through life, not a goal to be gained but something that steals in gently like an evening mist or the morning sunlight—something beyond our control.

WaterBug letters

 

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