Last Great Adventure Of Sir Peter Blake, The

by Alan Sefton
$26.99

Publisher: Penguin NZ

Publication Date: June 01, 2008

ISBN: 9780143008941

Binding: Paperback

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This captivating book follows the late Sir Peter Blake - legendary yachtsman and adventurer - on his final, ill-fated voyage. It tracks him and his dedicated team on the blakexpeditions exploration vessel Seamaster to the environmental pulse points of the planet as they look to generate greater awareness of the need to take better care of our world. Sir Peter's last adventure began in New Zealand in late 2000 when he set out to once again cross the Southern Ocean to Cape Horn. After exploring the breathtaking Beagle Channel at the foot of South America, he took Seamaster to 70 degrees south, among the icebergs of Antarctica, then headed north, up the coast of South America, to the rain forests of Amazonia where Seamaster navigated 1400 miles up the Amazon and Negro Rivers. As the world knows, Sir Peter was murdered by river pirates on the eve of Seamaster's departure from the Amazon in December 2001. Drawn from the logbooks kept by Sir Peter, and edited by his colleague and close friend Alan Sefton, this book relives that last, fateful voyage and at the same time celebrates both Sir Peter's passion and concern for the world in which we live.