The Long Way - Chapter 17 and 18 Summary & Analysis

Bernard Moitessier
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Chapter 17 and 18 Summary and Analysis

Chapter 17—True Dreams and False

Joshua rapidly sails past the Horn. Bernard wonders where the other sailors are in the solo race around the world. He wonders if Nigel's Trimaran survived the trip and thinks of other shipwrecked sailors who struggle to survive. Bernard tries to give word of his position off of the Falkland Islands. He approaches the fjord that leads to Port Stanley, but stops the boat near the lighthouse there without contacting anyone, due to safety concerns. He then sails northeast to clear the iceberg zone. Bernard takes advantage of the calm to put his wetsuit on and scrape the barnacles off of Joshua's hull. Bernard enjoys the brief swim, despite having to be alert for an inquisitive shark. The calm winds give Bernard a chance to relax and he sees that the ship Joshua...

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