Ocean Hermit – sailing, solitude and stories

My plans to retrace Captain Cook's unfinished voyage have been postponed a year while I work on the next Marine Diesel Basics book and get my new boat SV Oceandrifter ready for sea.

AMAZON, Exploring the Rift Between Civilization and Wilderness

Determined to experience the mighty Amazon for himself, Dennison Berwick travelled alone for more than year in a small canoe along major rivers and unnamed tributaries. At night he slung a hammock between trees in the forest, surrounded by all the noises of creatures active in the darkness. He walked for a week to reach the source of the Amazon in the snow-capped Andes in Peru; got lost in the forest; took hallucinogenic ayahuasca and ended his adventure by trying to convince an angry hunting party of Yanomami Indians that he was not a gold-miner attempting to rob them. Praise for “Amazon” “…not just another travel book. (The author has) a sharp eye, an inquisitive nose and boundless compassion for the river dwellers…” Environment Brazil “…as much a fascinating and timely record of the people of the rainforest as it is the story of a personal quest. The Traveller. “Berwick’s vision…is acute.” Country Life

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