This is good stuff from a fellow mariner who is also at sea chasing his dreams.
“Oh but I cannot, can not stay. I must be off a-buccaneering.”
John Steinbeck, ficticiously attributed those worlds to Captain Henry Morgan, whose rum you are probably familiar with, but whose story you may not be. You may also be familiar with Steinbeck’s work including The Pearl, Of Mice and Men, and The Grapes of Wrath and be wondering which book talks about pirates. The answer, my friends, is his first novel, Cup of Gold: A Life of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, with Occasional References to History. The novel lacked the polish and critical acclaim as his other works, but one of the major themes is relevant to my and many of your lives.
“Ok, cool Travis, but when did this become Nor’easter book club?” you may ask. Bear with me. I was hand steering for 12 hours a day for three days on our passage from Bora Bora…
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