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Adventure Books

3 Gripping Adventure Novels And Series For Every Thrill-Seeker

Lawrence Ellsworth | Posted 02.15.2015 | Home
Lawrence Ellsworth

A strong story boldly told never truly goes out of fashion, and there are some excellent novelists working today whose stories hearken back to the old swashbucklers, but whose writing is thoroughly modern.

Book Excerpt: Setting Out On A Hand-Made Sailboat

Christian Beamish | Posted 11.25.2012 | Travel
Christian Beamish

Academically at least, I knew how Cormorant was meant to work, but in truth I had only ever sailed in a dinghy once or twice before, 25 years earlier. I had never rowed a boat either, so launching through the surf on my first outing may not have been the best idea. But June 4, 2007, was a gentle, warm day with little waves, and I wanted to establish my right to access the ocean just down the street from my house.

Surfing In The Remote Wilds Of Baja

Christian Beamish | Posted 11.19.2012 | Travel
Christian Beamish

The ragged swell had calmed, but there were still good, three- to five-foot waves spinning along the cliff line at the point in the blue light of dawn. I pulled farther outside to get well clear of the surf, and Rudy and Aurelio buzzed past in their pangas with the other men, and we waved farewell to one another. I watched them until they disappeared seaward, the drone of the outboards getting fainter and fainter. I zipped my jacket up and settled back to pulling on the oars over the silky water, away from the last outpost of shelter and people.