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Pierre van Rooyen

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935 page, colour illustrated adventure-travel book giveaway.

For 24 hours, on Sunday 24 February, Amazon will be making downloading of this book free of charge.

As there are hundreds of colour photographs and illustrations, it may be an idea to download this fun read-and-look-see tome onto a computer or i-pad. Amazon does supply free of charge, reading software for use on personal computers, Mac, I-pod, I-pad and smart phones.

Just click on the link below for more information.

Travel is by sailing boat and countries visited include Borneo, Philippines, Brunei, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, the Chagos Archipelago (British Indian Ocean Territories), Seychelles,
Madagascar, Mayotte, Kenya and Tanzania.

There are some funny scenes in this book. Like when we anchored near Labuan Island in the South China Sea to swim under the boat and scrape off barnacles. And a sea-snake came to see what we were doing.

I was underwater and it passed six inches above my face. Had I surfaced then, it would have been high-and-dry draped around my head. But I couldn’t hold my breath forever.

When I came up for air, the snake and I were at eye level with each other. Much panic. To protect my eyes, I looked away and called to Faith on the other side of the hull that there was a snake in the water and she should get up the boarding ladder. More panic.

My movement gave the snake a fright and he and Faith passed each other going in opposite directions, she going for the boarding ladder and he getting away from me.

But the snake would not leave the vicinity of the rudder. We had to both climb on board, weigh anchor and motor around in circles before he swam away. Then we re-anchored, dived overboard again and carried on working under the hull.

As Amazon is in Seattle and works to Pacific Standard Time, the 24 hour promotion starts at different times around the world.

USA west coast, approximately half an hour after midnight Saturday
night/Sunday morning onwards.

USA east coast, about 0330 Sunday morning onwards.

United Kingdom, around 0830 Sunday morning onwards.

Africa and Europe, around 1030 Sunday morning onwards.

Australia, around 1730 Sunday afternoon onwards.


Recent comments:

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    February 22nd, 2013 @23:12 #

    Thanks, Pierre. This may well inspire me to get over my technophobia.

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Pierre</a>
    February 23rd, 2013 @03:18 #

    Ha ha, Helen. Big confession here. Faith handles all the technical stuff for me. I don't have a clue and can't even use a cell phone. She knows about the 'apps software' and added that to the blog. The sailing books are totally hers, charts, layout, covers, files, the lot. I am merely the 'handlanger' apprentice who reads her stuff for literals. The novels may be mine, but she takes my manuscripts and converts them for e-book and all that jazz. Have fun. Pierre.


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