Alone: The True Story of the Man Who Fought the Sharks, Waves, and Weather of the Pacific and Won

Alone: The True Story of the Man Who Fought the Sharks, Waves, and Weather of the Pacific and Won


This is the terrific actual tale of 1 man’s heroic conflict opposed to very unlikely odds, a story of soreness and affliction, bravery and utter solitude, a story that leads to a victory not just over the implacable ocean yet over himself as well.

At the age of forty-five, Gerard d’Aboville got down to row around the Pacific Ocean from Japan to the us. Taking his rowboat the Sector, which had a dwelling compartment thirty-one inches excessive, containing a bunk, one-burner range, and a ham radio, d’Aboville made his method throughout an ocean 6,200 miles vast. although he rowed twelve hours an afternoon, battled cyclones and headwinds that saved him in a single position for days at a time, used to be capsized dozens of instances forty-foot waves that hit him like cannonballs, he by no means surrender; even if he was once trapped the wrong way up inside of his cabin for nearly hours whereas approximately depleting his oxygen attempting to correct the boat.

One hundred and thirty-four days after his departure, d’Aboville arrived within the little fishing village of Ilwaco, Washington, leaving his physique bruised and battered, and weighing thirty-seven kilos much less. this can be his story.

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