By Stuart Woods
Stuart Woods had by no means owned greater than a dinghy ahead of taking off on one of many world's such a lot hard sea voyages, navigating single-handedly around the Atlantic. How, on the age of thirty-seven, did this self-proclaimed beginner move from small ponds to the large sea?
Now with a brand new afterword that appears again at how one transatlantic race replaced his existence, Woods takes readers on a magnificent trip not only of touring internationally, yet of being attempted in fireplace, studying through accepting demanding situations, appreciating the wonderful thing about the open water, and residing to inform approximately it.
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Ticks are nasty pea-shaped bloodsuckers that attach themselves to you if you walk through long grass. A dab of petrol, alcohol, Tiger Balm or insect repellent, or a lit cigarette, should make them let loose and drop oﬀ; whatever you do, don’t pull them oﬀ, as their heads can remain under the skin, and cause infection. Bloodsucking leeches can be a problem in the jungle and in fresh water. Get rid of them by rubbing them with salt, though anti-tick treatments also work. Apply DEET or Dettol to the tops of your boots and around the lace-holes.
A philosophical movement, it advocates that people follow a central path or truth, known as Tao or “The Way”, and cultivate an understanding of the nature of things. The Tao emphasizes eﬀortless action, intuition and spontaneity; it cannot be taught, nor can it be expressed in words, but can be embraced by virtuous behaviour. Central to the Tao is the duality inherent in nature, a tension of complementary opposites deﬁned as yin and yang, the female and male principles. Harmony is the balance between the two, and experiencing that harmony is the Tao.
But this means you can take advantage of the stopovers oﬀered by many airlines. Numerous airlines run daily ﬂights to Bangkok from major East and West Coast cities, usually making one stop, though it is possible to ﬂy direct from Los Angeles. Flying time from both the West Coast via northern Asia and from New York via Europe is around eighteen hours. Departing from the West Coast, expect to pay from US$880 return, a bit more from the East Coast. From Canada, the ﬂight takes around seventeen hours (from Vancouver via Hong Kong) or around twenty (from Toronto via Europe).