Book Title: Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania Book 1 : International Edition
Author: SALI HUGHES
Format: Hardback | 248 pages
Publication Date: 01 Jan 2018
Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania Book 1 is a number #1 best selling title with over 4500 books sold Australia wide. Offered now for the first time to international audiences, this joyful collection of tall tales and stunning black and white portrait and seascape photographs is set deep in the southern seas, where the Roaring Forties batter Australia's smallest state - Tasmania. Meet tough salt encrusted sailors, fishermen and shipwrights, who have experienced high adventures across all the worlds oceans - on vessels large and small. In Book 1 you will round Cape Horn on a fully rigged Windjammer, compete in the British Three Peaks Race, craft from Huon Pine the stunning 8 meter class yacht Varg, live the life of a river rat, step in the footprints of Joshua Slocum, fish the seas and sounds of New Zealand, re-enact the 1800 voayage of Bass and Flinders and visit Hells Gates amongst other adventures.
Both Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania books, by resident author and photographer Andrew Wilson, are not only homages in words and images to his island home, they are also love letters to the sea and those that cast away their lines and set forth seeking adventure and fortune across the globe.
Coffee table books for anyone who wishes to be swept away, and a great gift for those hard to buy for fathers and sons!
"The internal cohesion in the work is provided by sometimes raw and powerful, sometimes ethereal and lonely black and white photographs. They are superb. Collectively, the warriors, seascapes, famous and infamous maritime locations, and the carefully chosen text create a nostalgic mood of awe and respect. This is a wonderful book to peruse, reflect and enjoy it's precious moments of passion and pride."
Warren Brewer, Journalist for The Read, Mercury Newspaper