John Kretschmer,: Cape Horn to Starboard

Cape Horn to Starboard


A story of college-dropout John Kretschmer's quixotic voyage to retrace the route of the clipper ships, from New York to San Francisco by way of Cape Horn. This 'doubling the Horn', as it was called, was a formidable challenge to ships exceeding two hundred feet in length, as they routinely battled headwinds of fifty knots and mountainous seas.

Charles and his shy new friend David are camping out in the backyard when a big storm blows in. They make a dash for the house-but not before Charles sees a pair of eyes glowing in the night. Was that a puppy out there, all alone in the storm? The next day, Charles and David find the stray, injured mixed-breed puppy, win his trust, and get him to the vet. He's very sick, and the vet is not sure she can save him. Will this Benji look-alike be lucky enough to survive and find a home? Every puppy is different. The fun part about writing The Puppy Place is putting those distinct personalities front and center and really treating the dogs as primary characters. I love getting to know each puppy the Petersons foster, and I hope you do, too. -- Ellen Miles, author *A SCOTSMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR* Stranded at Schiphol airport, Ben Coates called up a friendly Dutch girl he'd met some months earlier. He stayed for dinner. Actually, he stayed for good. In the first book to consider the hidden heart and history of the Netherlands from a modern perspective, the author explores the length and breadth of his adopted homeland and discovers why one of the world's smallest countries is also so significant and so fascinating. It is a self-made country, the Dutch national character shaped by the ongoing battle to keep the water out from the love of dairy and beer to the attitude to nature and the famous tolerance. Ben Coates investigates what makes the Dutch the Dutch, why the Netherlands is much more than Holland and why the colour orange is so important. Along the way he reveals why they are the world's tallest people and have the best carnival outside Brazil. He learns why Amsterdam's brothels are going out of business, Cape Horn to Starboard free ebook who really killed Anne Frank, and how the Dutch manage to be richer than almost everyone else despite working far less.

Author: John Kretschmer,
Number of Pages: 160 pages
Published Date: 16 Nov 2010
Publisher: Burford Books,U.S.
Publication Country: Springfield, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781580801621
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