It was doubtful that six of us would be sufficient to change both sails and man the tiller at the same time. As a result, Phil now seemed to be inclining back towards a full complement of eight. This would not disrupt sleeping ...
Author: Nick Thorpe
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
8 Men and a Duck charts the hilarious and unnerving Pacific voyage as it rolls between waves of high drama and high farce: from the five-day launch off a Chilean beach, to the bungled phone call that triggered a naval rescue alert, to the sad fate of Pedro the duck, to the constant race against the inexorable sinking of the soggy hull. On a fateful South American bus trip, journalist Nick Thorpe overheard some fellow passengers discussing an improbable plan to sail 2,500 miles from northern Chile to Easter Island on the Viracocha—a boat made of reeds. The crew's aim in reviving this pre-Incan boat-building technology was twofold: to reopen the controversial migration theories of Thor Heyerdahl, who sailed his boat the Kon-Tiki from Peru to Polynesia in 1947, and to have one heck of an adventure in the process. Thorpe talked his way on board Captain Phil Buck's Viracocha only to find himself plagued by uncertainty. Why did the crew include a tree surgeon, a jewelry salesman, and two ducks? What happened to the navigator? Did anybody actually know how to sail? And, most important, where was the life raft? Despite the best efforts of storms and sharks and fast-moving freighters, an alarming lack of sailing qualifications, and a rival explorer dogging the adventure at every turn, the crew members of the Viracocha lived to tell their extraordinary tale right through to its wickedly unexpected conclusion. Nick Thorpe's account is by turns funny, touching, and thrilling—a story of friendship, fate, and the unlikely distances people will go for real adventure.
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NETTING WOOD DUCKS . the woods they went , skirting the head , and camc out cends . ... He is susceptible gun about 2,500 lbs . , worked by 8 men , mange of firing Did you ever go duck hunting about Oil Creek Lake ? of hatred of the ...
A depôt of seven days ' provisions for 8 men weighs 201 lbs . , and can all be stowed in one cask weighing 90 lbs . , total weight 292 lbs . There are also waterproof depôt cases of gutta - percha pressed upon coarse duck .
Author: Sir Clements Robert MarkhamPublish On: 1876
14 ozs . The 5 - men sledge has 4 uprights 15 inches apart . Its length is 8 feet , width 2 feet 8 inches , height 8 inches , and weight 5 lbs . The tents are of light close unbleached duck . That for the 12 - men sledge is 14 feet long ...
Author: Sir Clements Robert Markham
Category: Arctic Regions
Historical review of arctic exploration with chapters discussing Barents, Hudson, the Spitzbergen route, the east coast of Greenland, Baffin Bay, etc. This edition has been enlarged with six new chapters relating to the Norwegian voyages off Novaya Zemlya, the British Arctic Expedition under Nares in 1875 and the public awards for arctic discoveries.