Dark Wind:A Survivor's Tale of Love and Loss

Dark Wind A Survivor s Tale of Love and Loss In Gordon Chaplin and Susan Atkinson set off from the Mosquito Coast in a thirty six foot sailboat Behind them were the choices they had made to leave their spouses and families and live life tog

  • Title: Dark Wind:A Survivor's Tale of Love and Loss
  • Author: Gordon Chaplin
  • ISBN: 9780452281820
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 1992 Gordon Chaplin and Susan Atkinson set off from the Mosquito Coast in a thirty six foot sailboat Behind them were the choices they had made to leave their spouses and families and live life together on the edge Ahead of them was the gleaming Pacific, schools of dolphins and flying fish, and days marked by the rising and setting of the sun They had an intense rIn 1992 Gordon Chaplin and Susan Atkinson set off from the Mosquito Coast in a thirty six foot sailboat Behind them were the choices they had made to leave their spouses and families and live life together on the edge Ahead of them was the gleaming Pacific, schools of dolphins and flying fish, and days marked by the rising and setting of the sun They had an intense romance, fueled by their love of the sea, for adventure, and for risk Then, in a hidden paradise called Wotho atoll, a dark wind caught up with Chaplin and Atkinson, and plunged them into a horrific, tragic night.Chaplin looks back at the forces that drove them to Wotho atoll, at the choices they made, the things that might have changed their fate, and at his own culpability in the disaster Both an adventure tale and a cry of the heart, Dark Wind is a pulse pounding tale of the sea and a haunting voyage of the human conscience a powerful and truly unforgettable work.

    One thought on “Dark Wind:A Survivor's Tale of Love and Loss”

    1. Picked up at the marina This guy comes off as a d*&@ even when he's trying his hardest to arouse sympathy. He lost me when he ran off and ditched his family with his "best friend's" wife. She comes off as manipulative and treacherous, too. Witness the obviously fake rape story she cooks up to get revenge. And the tragic incident (not accident) around which the book revolves is entirely his fault- I say that as a rookie sailor. Anybody with this much experience should know better. Who dies in [...]

    2. Una storia d'amore, una storia di viaggi, una storia di morte! Gordon e Susan si sono conosciuti negli anni dell'università, avvicinati dall'amore per il mare e l'interesse per la navigazione a vela, sono stati amici per anni insieme ai rispettivi partners, poi hanno scoperto di amarsi e hanno vissuto il loro amore dapprima clandestinamente e poi, una volta separatisi dai coniugi, come compagni di vita e viaggiare per mare su un dodici metri è stata la loro comune passione che li ha spinti a d [...]

    3. The name was appropriate; the author's adulterous affair with Susan wove in and out of this story of their voyage from Florida to Panama and then on to the Marshall Islands. Their intent was to continue sailing for years and to write about their adventures along the way but Typhoon Gay put an end to that. The boat was beaten to pieces on a reef and Susan's body was never found. This is pretty much a wrenching, cathartic memoir.

    4. I loved this book. Unfortunately, I had read the part about Chaplin losing his partner already in an anthology, but that didn't detract from the book too much.

    5. I picked this book up at a used book store on a trip after I had run out of books to read. It was interesting enough.

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