Title: Encounters of a Wayward Sailor.. First Edition.
Publisher:  Sheridan House, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., 1995, ISBN:0924486805
Seller ID: 100301
JONES, Tristan. Encounters of a Wayward Sailor. (Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.) : Sheridan House, (1995). First Edition. Pp [i]-vii,(3),-198. 8vo, illustrated white card covers. “Here is Tristan Jones, the great teller of sea stories with a new collection of yarns, reminiscences and adventures never before published in book form. Drawing on experiences from a lifetime at sea, Jonesuses his acute powers of observation and his gift with the written word to transport us aboard boats struggling through savage gales, sweltering thro ugh parched calms, and sliding down the trade winds through beautiful phosphorescent seas. We meet famous mountain climber and sailing adventurer BillTilman, long-distance voyager and writer Bernard Moitessier, and pioneerin g woman sailor Clare Francis, as well as a panoply of memorable characters who inevitably crossed Jones' path. With a special poignancy and his wry sense of humor, Jones brings back to life people, places, and boats now gone forever. He recalls the best anchorages he visited, the many boats he sailed, his favorite cities, and his most memorable voyages. And for veteran Tristan Jones readers, this book offers a glimpse of his last years in Thailand.” (from the back cover). Penned name, else very good. 10.00