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A gripping conclusion to a grand adventure that took Lois and Günter Hofmann over 34,000 miles around the world on a 43-foot catamaran. Filled with dangers, exotic cultures, and unexpected delights, this book completes the trilogy that begins with Maiden Voyage and continues with Sailing the South Pacific. Through breathtaking photographs and riveting stories, Hofmann shares the thrills and challenges of sailing as well as those moments of bliss—so exquisitely serene that they seem otherworldly. You’ll sail along with Lois and Günter up the coast of Australia, through Indonesia, and on to Southeast Asia, across the Indian Ocean, through Pirate Alley and the Red Sea, and finally across the Med and back to France where their circumnavigation began—holding your breath when they encounter danger and cheering when they succeed. The perfect book for sailors (armchair or actual), adventurers, travelers, educators, and anyone who loves learning about other cultures, The Long Way Back will ignite a spark for pursuing your passions and living your dreams.
Lois Joy Hofmann is the author of, Maiden Voyage and Sailing the South Pacific, the first two books in a trilogy called In Search of Adventure and Moments of Bliss. Each book won first place in the travel category of the 2011 and 2013 San Diego Book Awards, respectively.
As an author, adventurer, and circumnavigator, I’ve had the incredible experience of reinventing and reimagining my life again and again and I want to share it with you. Hopefully, you can benefit from what I’ve learned.
My husband Gunter and I still enjoy travel, albeit by more conventional means; for example, we visited Burma (Myanmar) in 2014 and took a two-week cruise down the Danube River in 2016. We spend time as well in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin at a lake property called Northern Bliss that we use for family reunions and retreats. There, I enjoy gardening and photography. I write about travel as well as these current passions in my blog, Sailors Tales.
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