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Book of the Week: Two's a Crew by Jack and Jude Binder

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Now in its second edition, Two’s a Crew is a cruising narrative by Jack and Jude Binder of their circumnavigation of Australia between February 2007 and June 2009. As they say in their first chapter, the story really starts many years before.

Two’s a Crew - now in a second paperback edition -  .. .  
Jack and Jude have been exploring Earth for more than 40 years and in Two’s a Crew, they search Australia wanting to compare today’s world with what they had seen on previous travels.

Their 9000 nautical mile voyage took them to crocodile infested waters, coral atolls, ancient aboriginal sites and through Hell’s Gates itself. Together they fished, photographed, and above all recorded the bounties of nature along the way.

Banyandah, a home on the water:
Back in 1969 when Jack and Jude first arrived in the sunburnt country, there was space everywhere with a feeling of ‘she’ll be right’ that encouraged them to not only start a family, but to also start building a 12 metre sailing yacht. Three years of hard work saw Banyandah, meaning 'home on the water' come alive. Their two sons were walking by then so they grabbed the dream of sharing nature and adventure with their children before what seemed mandatory school years.

Around the world touching eighty countries:
Jason was three, Jerome just two when the Four J’s began a journey into the unknown with little sailing experience. Frightened and unsure, there were mountainous obstacles to overcome while their sea roving life took them around the world, touching eighty countries in an odyssey that lasted not the one year imagined, but the next fifteen years.

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Grandparents now:
But, that was then. Life has moved on. Jack and Jude are grandparents now. Their physical forms have weakened, their confidence has been tempered, but they have always heard the call of the wild beckoning them to again witness Nature in all her glory.

A planet in peril:
The industrial revolution has seen humans increasingly dominate the wild kingdom, upsetting the balance of Nature. And while no one would deny the improvements enjoyed today, Jack and Jude often wonder if man’s growing impact isn’t robbing all Earth’s creatures of a better life.
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A really good read:
While exploring this ancient country, so harsh and yet filled with mysteries that still baffle the greatest minds, Jack and Jude wrote stories peppered with historical notes, and then wove them into the fabric of two grandparents alone, manning a powerful sailing craft through some of the world’s most dangerous waters. These became their first book, Two’s a Crew.

Here is what readers are saying:

'I love your evocative descriptive passages. Judith’s presence is felt throughout, sharing the same strength, courage and love of the wild as her man.'
Margaret Muir, Author of Floating Gold, Sea Dust, Black Thread, & Condor’s Feather

'Pearls of wisdom for motivation! Absolutely loved your book, a favourite on my bookshelf.' Rosemary in Darwin.

'Great reading! Felt I was experiencing some of the world beautiful places. Also learnt something about sailing and decisions one has to make to be safe.'
Graham Swannell – Head of Design Aeronautical Engineers Australia

314 pages ~ 181 photos and maps
Paperback now only $23.95

Available from: Boat Books Australia or direct from Jack and Jude?nid=88812

Bandanyah’s route -  .. .  




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