Crispin Latymer was an ordinary sailor used to cruising off the coast of England who decided at age 50 to leave the safe shores of home and make his first solo voyage across the Atlantic, the great prize in navigation and seamanship skills.
His three week voyage became an epic story of adventure and personal discovery. Out of sight of land for nearly the entire passage, his journey challenged his skills and resolve at every turn. Within 48 hours of setting sail Latymer was caught by fierce weather in Tropical Storm Delta, he maintained control of his ship despite broken ribs and toe and a frightening incident with pirates off the Mauritanian coast. A dreamer more than an intrepid adventurer, Latymer described it all as “magical” and has written an understated and inspiration memoir of this extraordinary journey which will appeal to anyone who has every aspired to break out of their comfort zone to push the boundaries toward the unknown, what the sailors call “where the ocean meets the sky.”