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Expanded Edition published by Adlard Coles Nautical
Part Number: HIS5233
ISBN / MPN: 9781472958600
Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical
Edition: 1st Edition, 2018
'The boat appeared when I didn't expect or, frankly, need her. My bucket list was empty. Life was full…But sailing towards me was a boat that would stir the waters, waking decades of loss, revealing history untold, and restoring a legacy that was lost in the wind. For her and for me, I had to wade into that water. I had to go, to search, to find.'
This is a love story – about a woman and a boat.
Having fallen hopelessly in love with a 1930s Danish spidsgatter, a beautifully constructed 25 ft wooden double-ender, Kaci embarks on an international search to unravel the mystery of the boat's past, and discovers the many lives Pax touched since she first hit the water in 1936. Kaci Cronkhite's seven year search for Pax's history is an elegant little gem, taking the reader aboard not only for sublime, wind-filled sails but also to eavesdrop the conversations and relationships that are built as she learns more about Pax's past, whilst hugely enjoying her present.
Finding Pax is a story of discovery and reconnection like no other. The writing is poetic, spare, and full of wisdom: 'In sailing, in weather, in life and death, answers are not endings and questions are not to be feared. The unknowns keep us moving forward.'
Kaci originally published the story of her and Pax in a limited number of bespoke editions, but they proved so popular, reaching readers she never expected to reach, and provoking unexpected questions from those who wanted to find out more, that she revised and expanded the book for this new international edition.