Book Review – In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of The Whaleship Essex by Daniel Philbrick

I was introduced to In The Heart of the Sea when searching for the Top 100 True Survival Stories on Good Reads. In fact, I’ve got a number of recommendations from this list so you may see a theme here.  I’ve not read Moby Dick (Yet) but knowing that this was the story that inspired THAT scene, as well as the great reviews, I had to give it a read.

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Hiking The West Coast Trail – 5/5

The usual morning routine. Breakfast and packing away camp. It was a beautiful morning as the fog still hadn’t lifted off the river. I was in better mood today but I think this was mainly because I know that today was the last full day. And tomorrow’s hike will be a short 10k. Perfect. I had also accepted that this was a heads down and destination based trip rather than focusing on enjoying the journey. This made it easier to enjoy.

Did I make it?

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Hiking The West Coast Trail – 3/5

Waking up pretty bleary eyed, we grab a taxi into town for some early morning breakfast. The rain hadn’t stopped all night. We managed to find one place that opened at 6 am which was a blessing as we didn’t have any food with us at the house. We scoffed our breakfast but we were cutting it a bit fine. The shuttle was scheduled to leave at 06:45. It was 06:43 by the time we left the breakfast place. Still chewing on our last mouthfuls we made a dash for it.

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