The tall ship Sofia sank off New Zealandas North Island in February 1982, stranding its crew on disabled life rafts for five days. They struggled to survive as any realistic hope of rescue dwindled. Just a few years earlier, Pamela Sisman Bitterman was a naAmve swabbie looking for adventure, signing on with a sailing co-operative taking this sixty-year-old, 123-foot, three-masted gaff-topsail schooner around the globe. The aged Baltic trader had been rescued from a wooden boat graveyard in Sweden and reincarnated as a floating commune in the 1960s. By the time Sofia went down, Bitterman had become an able seaman, promoted first to bosaun and then acting first mate, immersing herself in this life of a tall ship sailor, world traveler, and survivor.All saladaanother Varmit favoriteaand even chocolate Easter eggs. And the first graders from a local elementary school write the Varmit lettersa aDear Varmit, Ia#39;m so sorry youa#39;re a sick sailor, a and the like. Then they come to visit, ... The children sing special songs and recite poems written for me. They take me on a tour ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||Sailing to the Far Horizon|
|Author||:||Pamela Sisman Bitterman|
|Publisher||:||University of Wisconsin Pres - 2012-08-04|