Simply said, I loved it; this wonderful book must be in every cruiser’s (or Dreamer’s) library. The GSSR isn’t a story of harrowing storms or narrow escapes from death because none of that happened during their 6,000 mile trip thru the area where “The Deadliest Catch” is filmed. Why? Because the adventure was well planned, well timed and well executed.
What we see in the book is a group of 3 couples in the prime of life (well.. I mean the new definition of the prime of life) who chose adventure over the rocking chair and have created amazing memories that they will keep for the rest of their lives.
By now, we all know Ken William’s colorful prolific writing style. It is always embedded with kindness (never a harsh word) and bemusement that he is doing what he is doing. With his self deprecating style, he frequently discloses that he is not an expert on anything (except how to get an internet connection). By the end of the book, we realize that he is indeed an expert on nearly everything that he talks about; his credibility goes thru the roof.
The GSSR is, for the most part, a reprinting of the 42 blogs that Ken produced. When I picked it up, I thought that I would just be rereading what has already been seen. However, much of it seemed new to me- not because it was, but because I realized that I had missed a few and had not spent much time reading the reader’s comments during the real time event.
Another reason for having this book in your library: it is a treasure-trove of useful information including contact names and guidance for overcoming bureaucracy.
Thanks Ken! Keep em coming!
Reviewed by Dan Streech, November 24, 2009
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