Whom The Sea Has Taken Author:William Willis "Whom the sea has taken, never shall be free," warns an old sailing chantey. The 73-year-old William Willis, who has had the sea in his blood all his life, and whose two courageous Pacific crossings have gained him international recognition, is a living example of the truth of the proverb. — This is Mr. Willis' own story of his 204-day voyage on... more » the small raft, Age Unlimited, in 1964-from Peru to Australia with two cats as his only companions. Some hair-raising, some mystical, some scientifically valuable experiences are all part of this true adventure tale. Mr. Willis survived storms, broken rudders, a shark attack, two collisons, an almost fatal hernia, and a broken bone that left him paralyzed from the waist down for six days.
What makes a man put himself against such overpowering odds? The author's answer is discovery-to discover facts about the sea and about man's capacity to conquer it, even at seventy! This is a book for sailing enthusiasts, adventure lovers, and anyone intrigued by challenges to man's physical and spiritual endurance.« less