Friday, November 06, 2009

Sea Change

I picked up this book as I wandered around in the library looking for something that would give a glimpse of life at sea. This is all thanks to my recent enthusiasm in learning sailing.

Sea Change by Peter Nichols is nothing profound - it is an ordinary story of an ordinary sailor narrated in ordinary language. It is about his solo voyage across Atlantic in his wooden boat. The life at sea forces him to reflect upon his life, his love and the endless passages done by sailors before him. What it exposes is the soul of a sailor, the longing for the sea, the heart that finds solace in the wilderness of the ocean.

The last line in the book is pretty revealing
What I will do now is to find my way back to sea