Thursday, January 30, 2020

Not more very kind words! Yes, amazingly ...

I was amazed to receive a really wonderful review from a reader the other day, as I mentioned here earlier in the week.
It's more than wonderful to be noticed because it's almost as lonely writing as it is sailing solo.
Of course, ocean navigation offers continually changing and often dramatic scenes, and visits by some of the most extraordinary collections of ocean birds.
However, to experience these beautiful and graceful flyers you have to say farewell to society and venture off over the horizon.
Of course, busy-ness at the keyboard doesn't actually do much for changing scenes, for seeing much of life, except those pictures and portrayals that the mind often treats us to.
What a further and wonderful surprise then to be pointed towards some really encouraging words on the US website of Amazon.
This review of Sailing to Purgatory came from reader Gerry Roos who lives in the Northeast of the US. Under the title, A Very Pleasant Surprise, she writes ...
Boats..... I do not like them. The concept of sailing bores me to slumber.
HOWEVER, author Paul Rodgers in this book writes so well I am delighted and transported by his awesome sea saga.
Clever writing, clever analogies with light hearted humility is enchanting. The sea is deitized … Continues on the blogs for my ocean adventuring book, Sailing to Purgatory, at


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