by Roger Miles
"We sailed a very, very old wooden ketch six thousand miles from Vancouver Island to New Zealand, a feat we felt was singularly impressive since we had to learn how to sail and with no charts and inadequate sextant knowledge to navigate along the way. A journey of faith, into the unknown that really became an adventure, exciting and sometimes terrifying."
This is really the story of a relationship with a little 30ft boat called Rainbow, an ancient converted Royal Navy ship's pinnace built in Newcastle on Tyne in 1891 that became the magic carpet for a couple of young people who were willing to forgo a life of safety and security to find themselves through a voyage to 'the Real World, shimmering beyond boundaries, in the South Seas.'
Become inspired as this young couple to escape the rat race, to drop everything and do something outrageous and rewarding and perhaps, equally as they discovered, you too will come eventually to see the hand of God upon whose palm you journey without any awareness that you are at all times held - even on an old wooden boat in the middle of the ocean.
Come join with me, scheme and plan and voyage together to the South Seas in this tale of youth, adventure and old wooden boats.