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An Ocean to Cross : Daring the Atlantic, Claiming a New Life - Liz Fordred

An Ocean to Cross

Daring the Atlantic, Claiming a New Life

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Published: 1st January 2000
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""A story to inspire the disabled, and in fact all people, to dream and set sights well past their comfort zone."--Christopher Reeve

The inspiring tale of a voyage across the Atlantic

Paralyzed from the chest down when she was thrown from a horse, Liz might have sunk into a twilight of self-pity but for her indomitable spirit. She met and eventually married Pete Fordred, who had been paralyzed in a car accident. With no prospects in the beleaguered Rhodesia of 1980, they formed a crazy plan: to build a boat and sail around the world. That they were broke, were disabled, had never sailed, and lived 1,000 miles from the ocean in a country where boat equipment was almost impossible to obtain wouldn't stop them.

"An Ocean to Cross is a tale of courage, self-empowerment, and ultimate triumph. Liz Fordred's most eloquent answers to a storm of nay-saying were her seemingly inexhaustible reservoirs of fortitude and optimism, and an amazing marriage that grew stronger with each new obstacle. This good-humored and forthright narrative tells the inspiring story of how she and Pete worked tirelessly together to rebuild their lives against all odds, and ultimately sailed to a new life in America.

"A story to inspire the disabled, and in fact all people, to dream and set sights well past their comfort zone." - Christopher Reeve "A remarkable tale of determination and ingenuity." - Library Journal "Highly inspiring for the disabled, and for anyone interested in making an adventure of life." - Kirkus Review (starred review)

Prologue
The Accident
Rehab
Pete
Let's Build a Boat
Progess and Red Tape
Usikusiku
The Move
Durban Demons
Poor Neighbors
Sea Trials, Skipper Trials
The Cape of Good Hope
When Are You Leaving?
Light at the End
D-Day
We Could Have Danced
Making History
Up the Coast
Just Cruisin'
Bahama Breeze
A New Life Acknowledgments About the Authors Illustrations can be found on pages viii, 59, 155 - 156, 173 - 174, 207 - 208, 257 Maps can be found on the endpapers and pages 60 and 226
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ISBN: 9780071373944
ISBN-10: 0071373942
Series: Daring the Atlantic, Claiming a New Life
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 1st January 2000
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Type: New edition