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Always a Distant AnchorageSarah P’s comments: I can’t go further with this blog about sailing stories without paying homage to sailors Hal and Margaret Roth. Although, he wrote the books, she was every bit an equal sailing partner. Together, they sailed over 250,000 miles over three decades and Hal’s books are sailing adventure classics.

Hal Roth, in fact, is the guy who sparked the dream for me…In my mid-20’s I was working in a library in Maine and feeling directionless. One day I walked by a new book on display: Always a Distant Anchorage (Hal’s 5th book). From the first line, I was hooked (see quotes below)…

Wikipedia article: more about his life an travels as well as a list of all his books.

Quotes:

First line from ‘Always a Distant Anchorage’: It was a cool day in late July when Margaret and I sailed from Somes Sound in Maine towards Bermuda.

We sailed on a wonderful magic carpet named Whisper

The Chileans have a saying: The wind always blows from the bow of the ship.

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a picture from Two Against Cape Horn

 

 

 

 

 

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