Bumfuzzle

  • by Patrick Schulte
  • Narrated by Nick O'Kelly
  • 10 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The story of a young couple who, without any prior sailing experience, decide one night over too many drinks that they are going to sail around the world. One year later they are bobbing around in the Bahamas on a 35 foot catamaran teaching themselves how to cross oceans in a small boat.
Along their way they meet amazing people, visit locations only accessible by those on their own yachts, become television actors in Australia, minor celebrities in Puerto Rico, and generally have a great time of it all.
They aren't your average cruisers by any stretch of the imagination, and run afoul of what most cruisers perceive to be "real" cruisers. But for four years they sailed around the world on their own terms.
This is their story, and is essential reading for anybody who has ever had the dream to sail around the world. This book just might push you over the edge, and the horizon.

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Customer Reviews

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Accurate but not a gripper

I enjoyed it but at times this felt like an endurance race rather than a nicely put together story. Often reads like extracts from the ships log, rather than a book.
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- Mr Thomas Gordon

The Ego Has Landed....

Although I am not a sailor myself, I am fascinated by travel books and do enjoy listening to 'escapism' of these travelogue journals. I was a bit disappointed with this one however.

I found the author quite a frustrating character. His sheer arrogance and condescending nature to anybody and anything was annoying and wore a little the quite early on in the book.

In terms of the story itself - I really wanted to hear more stories about some of the fabulous places they visited, but instead we seemed to rush from place to place and heard more about their boredom and contempt for other sailors, again and again.

If you are looking for a sailing travelogue about circumnavigation I would recommend Islands, Oceans, and Dreams: The True Story of a Sailor's Seven Year Solo Voyage Around the World by Michael Salvaneschi, not this one.
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- David

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-05-2013
  • Publisher: David N Olberding