Adventure & Nautical Books & Movies

The winter months in the Northwest can be chilly and rainy with short daylight hours. Reading is a good wintertime activity and I have spent many hours tucked away in the v-berth staying warm and literate. Her is a smidgen of what I can recall over the years, most checked out from the local library.

Nautical Books

Anthony Brandt – The Man Who Ate His Boots

Erskine Childers – The Riddle in the Sands

Bruce Henderson – True North: Perry, Cook and the Race to the North Pole

George Michelson Foy – Run the Storm

Peter Clutterbuck – The Sea Takes No Prisoners

Hal Roth – Two Against Cape Horn; How to Sail Around the World; We Followed Odysseus

Lin and Larry Pardey – Cruising in Serraffyn; The Self Sufficient Sailor, The Capable Cruiser; The Care and Feeding of Sailing Crew; Taleisin’s Tales; Serraffyn’s Mediterranean Adventure

Bernard Moitessier – Cape Horn: the Logical Route; The Long Way;  Sailing to the Reefs; Tamara and the Alliance

Earnest Shackleton – South! The Story Of Shackleton’s Last Adventure 1914-1917

Robert Manry – Tinkerbelle

Robin Lee Graham – Dove

Thor Heyerdahl – Kon Tiki

Rob Mundle – Fatal Storm

David Seidman – The Complete Sailor

Robin Knox-Johnson – On Sailing

David de Rothschild – Plastiki

Richard Maury – The Saga of Cimba

Michael J, Tougias – Overboard

Tom Lochhaas – Suddenly Overboard

Lars Hassler – Occupation Circumnavigation

Les Weatheritt – Your First Atlantic Crossing

Pete Goss – Close to the Wind

Mary Trimble – Sailing With Impunity

David Cowper – Northwest Passage Solo

Cameron Dueck – The New Northwest Passage

Steven Callahan – Adrift, 76 days Lost at Sea

Jonathan Franklin – 438 Days

Gore Vidal – Williwaw

Richard Henry Dana Jr. – Two Years Before the Mast

Ryan Barnett – The Raftsmen

Tim Severin – The Brendan Voyage

Tami Oldham Ashcraft – Red Sky in Mourning

Kalee Thompson – Deadliest Sea

Kaci Cronkhite – Finding Pax

Mary Blewitt – Celestial Navigation for the Yachtsman

Pacific Northwest Guide Books

Anne and Lawrence Yeadon-Jones – Dreamspeaker

Dan Watmough – Cruising Guide to the West Coast of Vancouver Island

Elsie Hulsizer – Voyages to Windward

Peter Vassilopoulos – Anchorages and Marine Parks

Waggoner Cruising Guide

Not-so-Nautical Books

Bernard DeVoto – Across the Wide Missouri

Alec Wilkinson – The Ice Balloon

Michael Burleigh – Small Wars, Faraway Places

Martin, Baker, Hatch-Barnwell – Crossing the Congo


Steve Wystrack – Manry at Sea: In the Wake of a Dream

John Laing – Abandoned

Jerry Rothwell – Deep Water





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