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SETO SUMMER - A book
of illywhacker's cruise
through Japan's Inland Sea
Japan is a really different cruising
destination. We have written this, our first book,
to record both the challenges of our cruise through the Inland
Sea as well as the many happy encounters we had with the
friendly, generous people we met along the way.
You may find it interesting - we hope so.
Seto Summer - Charges
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This website is not a commercial one, we keep
it going for pleasure and because we value the many wonderful emails
from people who enjoy reading of our adventures or from those who would
like to do something similar and are seeking more information.
So we are embarrassed to include a
section which requires a financial transaction. Many people however,
have suggested we write a book and Seto
Summer is the end result.
It has been a fun, learning experience producing this
hands-on version but sadly, as it's outside the virtual world of
the web, costs $$ to produce and to ship. I hope you find it good value
should you choose to buy a copy.
Summer - Author's Summary
Summer is both the story of our
journey by sail through Japan 's Inland Sea and a personal journey
for me.The recent death of my father
signalled an ill-fitting role as head of all generations
of the family, it suggested responsibility and stability, yet
adventures in the far corners of the world were still calling.
Lyndall and I needed a spiritual, get-things-back-in-proportion
lesson in a place far from preconceived Western notions.
Seto Naikai, as it is called,
has long been a part of Japan that for outsiders, evokes
an image of a strange and mystical waterway. Laced with myriad
islands often shrouded in fog, it is the gateway to enticing
ports that guard hidden treasures of ancient Japan .
the course of the journey, we struggled to make sense of
Japanese language, signs, charts and the banking system while
marvelling at the social graces, customs and unrivalled generosity
of the people who helped us. We were in fear of the huge
volumes of shipping, fast currents, narrow passes and at times
terrible weather yet we learned to find peace in quiet temples
surrounded by concrete, smog and industry. We ate magnificent
meals, met stunning geisha and learned to believe the unbelievable.
We departed Seto Naikai as different people.
For cruising sailors there are plenty
of charts to pore over, port details, a reading glossary and descriptions
of mouthwatering food. The pages are illustrated with sketches
drawn by a fellow yachtie and graced with black and white and colour
photos taken by Lyndall. We hope you enjoy reading it.
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