[Reading] ➷ Albatross Author Deborah Scaling Kiley – Shiningweb.info

Albatross I d read an excerpt from this book in Barbara Sjoholm s Steady as She Goes Women s Adventure s at Sea, and knew that I had to read the rest, as it was the most gripping story in the book Scaling is helping deliver a boat from Maine to the Caribbean when it sinks in the Atlantic She and four other crewmates are adrift on a dinghy, with sharks surrounding them They don t all survive.Good writing, great read. Beautifully written, gut wrenching, and heartbreaking I couldn t put it down. One Late Summer S Day, The Yacht Trashman Set Sail From Annapolis To Florida On Board Were Five Young People John, The Captain Meg, Mark, Brad, And Debbie Scaling When The Boat Sailed Into A Gale, The Eighty Knot Winds Shredded The Sails Forty Foot Seas Crashed Through The Cabin Windows, And Trashman Sank, Leaving The Crew Adrift In A Rubber Dinghy Albatross Tells The Story Of How Debbie And Brad Survived And How The Tragedy Changed Debbie Scaling S Life Forever Horrifying and captivating at the same time A quick read that made me pause many times how could this be a true story I finished a book last night that kept me awake when I turned out the light to sleep Albatross A woman s story of surviving at sea when the sailboat she was crewing on sank As I lay there in the dark, trying to drift into dreamland, I saw her purple puckered sores in the filthy slosh of the Zodiac I thought of the sharks bumping the rubber lifeboat, the scream she heard when one of her crew mates swam away in the night in delirium, the putrefied body of another crew mate who died in the life I finished a book last night that kept me awake when I turned out the light to sleep Albatross A woman s story of surviving at sea when the sailboat she was crewing on sank As I lay there in the dark, trying to drift into dreamland, I saw her purple puckered sores in the filthy slosh of the Zodiac I thought of the sharks bumping the rubber lifeboat, the scream she heard when one of her crew mates swam away in the night in delirium, the putrefied body of another crew mate who died in the lifeboat with her And I thought, this happened For real These words, they are this woman s best attempt at capturing the horror of what we read about over and over again in fiction But this time it was true.The writing isn t spectacular, but the story was worth it This is one of my survival books Deborah Scaling Kiley relates the story of an ill fated sailing trip from Maine to Florida in 1982 when she was 21 years old One of my interests in survival stories is the question of leadership in determining survival another is the question of what makes a person a survivor Kiley s book Kiley is her married name certainly brings out strongly what a leader is NOT Three people on this journey die two because they simple fall apart and begin hallucinating This is one of my survival books Deborah Scaling Kiley relates the story of an ill fated sailing trip from Maine to Florida in 1982 when she was 21 years old One of my interests in survival stories is the question of leadership in determining survival another is the question of what makes a person a survivor Kiley s book Kiley is her married name certainly brings out strongly what a leader is NOT Three people on this journey die two because they simple fall apart and begin hallucinating possibly because of delirium tremens Kiley s survival seems to be mostly luck and some pluck she shows few of the usual traits that survivors at sea exhibit A very personal account My husband loved it, surprisingly.Probably only for those who sail or have my bizarre interest in studying survival I first heard about this story from The Moth Podcast and knew I had to readI ripped through this book in 24hours It s wild and depressing and reads like a roller coaster Many true survival books have protagonists that wax intellectual about why they survived, or go hippy dippy about the precarious state of man and how surviving is all spiritual Blah in this one, she narrates humbly and articulately You can tell she isn t writing the book to make a buck or to philosophize life Loved I first heard about this story from The Moth Podcast and knew I had to readI ripped through this book in 24hours It s wild and depressing and reads like a roller coaster Many true survival books have protagonists that wax intellectual about why they survived, or go hippy dippy about the precarious state of man and how surviving is all spiritual Blah in this one, she narrates humbly and articulately You can tell she isn t writing the book to make a buck or to philosophize life Loved it After reading Red Sky in Mourning, I wanted to read another inspiring survival at sea true story I wish I hadn t read this book it was depressing She kept talking about how she shouldn t have joined a crew led by a drunk, undisciplined, incompetent captain 5 people in a lifeboat only 2 survive What happened on the lifeboat was unconscionable what the people did to each other Memorable phrase from the book Surviving survival How the author survived surviving this traumatic experien After reading Red Sky in Mourning, I wanted to read another inspiring survival at sea true story I wish I hadn t read this book it was depressing She kept talking about how she shouldn t have joined a crew led by a drunk, undisciplined, incompetent captain 5 people in a lifeboat only 2 survive What happened on the lifeboat was unconscionable what the people did to each other Memorable phrase from the book Surviving survival How the author survived surviving this traumatic experience almost redeemed the book, but not quite I read about a study that referenced this author book The study was about people who survive tragedies severe circumstances and what sets them apart from people who perish Compelling subject I was led to pick up this book Even though the book was not all that well written it could have been worse , I was caught up in the story once they were shipwrecked I cannot imagine going through what these people went through Incredible With all my heart, I hope the author is doing well. I bought this book for a friend who had been searching for it under the wrong title She enjoyed it and gave it to me WOW If you like adventure this one s for you Excellent read.

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