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Captain Skip Rowland
No Return Ticket
Leg One
No Return Ticket Leg Two by Skip Rowland
Leg Two
A Rollicking Adventure Story

"Skip Rowland's, No Return Ticket, is a rollicking adventure story on one hand and a thought provoking examination of why we go to sea on the other. His voyage from California to Australia includes encounters with thieving mechanics that would have derailed a less determined sailor, ferocious storms that will spook the heartiest sailors, and even a south Pacific coup. Rowland writes honestly and openly about his relationship with his son, girlfriend, and various shipmates, using dialog to create a sense of intimacy. He can't seem to get enough of the stars, gazing into the heavens he never loses sight of his place in the universe. It's a nice read indeed."

John Kretschmer, author of Sailing A Serious Ocean, At the Mercy of the Sea, Flirting With Mermaids, Cape Horn to Starboard
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Skip's Blog

Denise nets small shark

We were anchored in a huge bay called Cape Bowling Green off the East Coast of Australia. “Looks like a great place for fishing,” Denise said, turning to he pole with excitement.

Yellow-bellied snake

There were several times we had face to face meetings with sea snakes. I’ll post the next one shortly. Here’s the first one, actually a freshwater lake experience.

Endymion 1905

The elegant vessel shown here is my Granddads 130 foot schooner Endymion. The photos were taken in the mid Atlantic with an early box camera during the 1905 Transatlantic race for the Kaisers Cup (Germany).

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