Fateful Flies

Daphne's sympathetic and deep knowledge of the territory, its wildlife and romantic deserted islands, spins a spell that has the reader seeing, hearing, and even smelling the experiences that delight or terrify the cousins who are the stars ...

Author: Daphne

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ISBN: 1518877419

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Fateful Flies transports the Young and the Not-So-Young to a tropical paradise in the African Rift Valley. Local inhabitants, wonderful scenery and wildlife appear vividly; but vicious bandits are lurking behind baobabs. Enthralled at first in a happy, exotic holiday, readers end up chewing their finger-nails. The story tells of dramatic days on a vast inland sea. It is based on hair-raising, events that really happened to the author and her son when they lived near a great lake in The African Rift Valley and cruised on it in their sailing dinghy. Daphne's sympathetic and deep knowledge of the territory and of its fauna, flora and romantic deserted islands, spins a spell that has the reader seeing, hearing, and even smelling the experiences that delight or terrify the cousins who are the stars this book. Vast grey clouds, like waterspouts, move ominously across the waves. Each is made of millions of minute midges and if a cloud catches you, to breathe is to find your lungs full of the tiny creatures. You suffocate, drowned in miniscule insects. Other people, panic-stricken, escape as fast as possible from the columns, but the cousins are actually planning to collect samples of the Lake Flies by sailing into the swarms! Are they mad? A cyclone and desperate guerrillas, so starved that they have become cannibals, combine to skew the adventurers' idyllic sailing holiday. They are captured and imprisoned on an impregnable rock pinnacle. Round its base crocodiles are devouring the stinking remains of previous prisoners who, trying to flee, have fallen to grisly deaths. Will the cousins manage a terrifying escape?Deep, threatening war drums throb through the explosive ending. Colour pictures on a website back up the book's 74 lively B&W illustrations.

Sailing the Inland Sea

I've vowed that I will hold the course , that I will resist the shoals of Tillich and sail
, despite the odds , across the inland sea of language , and because so many of
you are writing memoir , through the inland sea of the heart . I promise I will hold
 ...

Author: Susan Neville

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 0253348676

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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Essays that explore the creative process in the context of Midwestern topography

Sailing the Inland Sea

Essays that explore the creative process in the context of Midwestern topography

Author: Susan Neville

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: UCSC:32106018968617

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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Essays that explore the creative process in the context of Midwestern topography

Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation

Consequently it needs to use DGPS for navigator sailing the Inland Sea . We
executed numerical simulation of the propagation characteristic on the extended
line of bridge pier at opposite side from DGPS station , and already confirmed
that ...

Author: Adam Weintrit

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315882987

Category: Mathematics

Page: 340

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The TransNav 2013 Symposium held at the Gdynia Maritime University, Poland in June 2013 has brought together a wide range of participants from all over the world. The program has offered a variety of contributions, allowing to look at many aspects of the navigational safety from various different points of view. Topics presented and discussed at th

Ford s International Cruise Guide

194 CHINA , ORIENT , TRANS - PACIFIC Royal Viking Star 14 Day Hong Kong to
Kobe Cruises Sailing from Hong Kong to SHANGHAI , DALIAN , XINGANG ,
PUSAN , NAGASAKI , cruise the Inland Sea , and KOBE , where the cruise ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105211468850

Category: Steamboat lines

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Sailing with Vancouver

Could I have been one of them? was what Sam McKinney wondered as he retraced, alone, from Puget Sound to Queen Charlotte Strait, the explorations of Captain George Vancouver and his men.

Author: Sam McKinney

Publisher: TouchWood Editions

ISBN: 1894898125

Category: History

Page: 209

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Could I have been one of them? was what Sam McKinney wondered as he retraced, alone, from Puget Sound to Queen Charlotte Strait, the explorations of Captain George Vancouver and his men. In the 1790s, day after day, they had rowed for long hours, camping on rocky beaches in all weathers and charting the intricate coastline for the first time. Two hundred years later, McKinney followed them in his 25-foot sailboat, anchoring in the same locations as they had done, experiencing the same winds and waves, and sharing what McKinney calls the link of vulnerability that is the ever-present condition of all people who go to sea. With his boat, his pipe and the occasional glass of rum, McKinney invites readers along on a perceptive voyage through time and along the magnificent Pacific Northwest coast from Puget Sound through the Georgia and Queen Charlotte Straits. Describing both the historical and contemporary voyages around the Inland Sea, McKinney offers insightful comparisons of what sailors saw and experienced in the 18th century and what they see today.At the end of his trip McKinney, like Vancouver, claims the area he had explored, not by deed of ownership but out of love for the place, its staggering beauty...(and) the memories of the people and cultures who have found homes along its shores. Could he have, indeed, been one of Vancouver's men? He isn't sure, but he would like to have given it a try.

Yugoslav Scientific Research Guide

... its boat or a boat working with it , is in the inshore waters or in the outer sea belt
, and if it fails to stop on having been ... or other responsible person on this vessel
, if the vessel sail into a forbidden zone in the inland sea waters ( Article 9 ) .

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ISBN: IND:30000113136562

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Activities in Navigation

Although ships sailing open seas are affected by Japanese currents , and the
sailing distance is longer than sailing the inland sea , the operator can gain time
because there is less traffic and wider navigation . This analysis explains ship ...

Author: Adam Weintrit

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315672595

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 262

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Providing high-quality, scholarly research, addressing development, application and implications, in the field of maritime education, maritime safety management, maritime policy sciences, maritime industries, marine environment and energy technology. Contents include electronics, astronomy, mathematics, cartography, command and control, psycho