Shane Granger The Vega Adventures

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The Vega Adventures

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Early in 1892, one of Norway's finest boat builders launched a sailing legend. Over 100 years later Shane Granger and Meggi Macoun were peacefully enjoying a siesta when the great tsunami of 2004 changed their lives forever. With thousands of people desperately in need, they loaded their boat with donated food and medical supplies then set sail for Sumatra.
That voyage was the beginning of a rip-roaring real life sea tale complete with storms, adventures, exotic tropical islands, and heart-rending drama.
Come feel the wind, smell the riggers tar, and taste the salt in this tale of a century old wooden sailing boat and her crew of intrepid adventurers as they take up their yearly 7,500-mile journey to deliver over 25 tons of educational and medical supplies to some of our world's most remote island communities. The adventures they get into will amaze you.
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SHANE GRANGER (1948 - until his luck runs out) has been in love with the sea since he was seven years old. Having worked as a radio DJ, advertising photographer, boat builder, director of museum ship restoration, and bush pilot, he has always come back to the sea. Shane has sailed thousands of miles solo, most of that on a square-rigged brigantine he salvaged from a beach in West Africa - a vessel he once single-handedly sailed across the Atlantic without a functioning rudder.
After walking across the Sahara Desert, and being kidnapped by bandits in Afghanistan, his greatest ambition in life is to find a comfortable niche where he can enjoy the healthy benefits of monotony and boredom. He currently lives on an ancient wooden sailing boat with his partner Meggi Macoun and their cat Scourge.

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I had a lot of fun writing this story. Most of it was composed at sea while on watch armed with my trusty note book and pen while watching endless miles pass under our keel. If you are expecting one of those boring save the world NGO type books then let me tell you this book is not like that at all. On the other hand if you want a taste of what it is like at sea on a 122 year old sailing vessel in every kind of weather, loaded to the gills with supplies for some of the worlds most isolated islands, if you want to meet and get to know people who live on those islands and the unimaginable problems they face just surviving then this is a read for you. Since there really is no category for this type of book you will have to decide for yourself where it belongs. All I can say is it is packed with real life action, adventure, drama, and excitement.

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SHANE GRANGER (1948 - until his luck runs out) has been in love with the sea since he was seven years old. Having worked as a radio DJ, advertising photographer, boat builder, director of museum ship restoration, and bush pilot, he has always come back to the sea. Shane has sailed thousands of miles solo, most of that on a square-rigged brigantine he salvaged from a beach in West Africa - a vessel he once single-handedly sailed across the Atlantic without a functioning rudder. After walking across the Sahara Desert, and being kidnapped by bandits in Afghanistan, his greatest ambition in life is to find a comfortable niche where he can enjoy the healthy benefits of monotony and boredom. He currently lives on an ancient wooden sailing boat with his partner Meggi Macoun and their cat Scourge.

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