Gwenda Cornell - wife of long-distance cruising guru Jimmy - describes their fascinating travels by yacht in the South Pacific: the remote and beautiful islands, and the quality of life, history and culture of the peoples who live there.
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The South Pacific Islands conjure dreams of romantic charm and escape from the pressures of modern life - but is this a true picture of real life on the Islands today? Gwenda Cornell sailed to these Islands to discover the quality of life, history and culture of the peoples who inhabit these remote and beautiful places. Sailing with her family on the yacht Aventura, Gwenda explores many corners of the Pacific that can still only be reached by sea. The odyssey takes her to the mysteries of Easter Island, to Samoa and to the descendants of the Bounty mutineers on Pitcairn. Gwenda witnesses history in the making in Tuvalu's birth as a nation and finds the last royal nose-flute player in Tonga. The exuberance with which the Pacific Islanders enjoy their lives bears witness to Gwenda's final analysis that 'the South Pacific remains a peaceful oasis in a troubled world and the "Pacific Way" can serve as an inspiration to those who live in a fast-moving, competitive society.'
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Interesting and unique Sailing Today Whether Gwenda Cornell is describing the independence celebrations of Tuvalu... or the splendor of a sunset over a tranquil lagoon, she does so with enough passion and expertise to make you wish you were there too. Sailing magazine This attractive, illustrated paperback, written with all the authority, affection and respect of one who has "been there", is most engaging Cruising