Paddy Barry So Far So Good An Adventurous Life - Viking Marine

Paddy Barry So Far So Good An Adventurous Life

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Recounts the story of an ordinary man who has enjoyed extraordinary adventures. Paddy describes sailing his leaky sailboat across the Atlantic to a triumphant arrival in Boston; a near wipe out' while successfully recreating Ernest Shackleton's exploits in Antarctica; capsizing near Mount Brandon on the night of the Fastnet Race disaster; accomplishing the first westward circumnavigation of the North Pole in a small boat, winning the Blue Water Medal; completing the hazardous journey through the Northwest Passage, and a few less perilous journeys such as sailing across the Bay of Biscay to trade Irish wool and whiskey for Spanish wine and cheese, and retracing the journeys of Irish monks in Iceland. On land Paddy had adventures building bridges in the fierce heat in Malawi, and later in life worked for the Rapid Response Team for the UN World Food Program in Ethiopia. This is a rollicking account of a life truly well lived.

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