This is a fictionalised account of the last two weeks of Captain James Cook's life written in two parts: The events leading up to his murder by the Hawaiians are contained in Part One. The second part deals with attempts by his successor and friend to retrieve his remains for Christian burial. The book is based on authentic research and facts.
An autobiographical interlude in the author’s seagoing life after retiring as a captain of super tankers. A forty foot boat was built by the author and sailed for some years around the British Columbia waterway then as a further adventure an attempt was made to make a world circumnavigation. Many trials and troubles end this adventure in a storm.
This account of George Vancouver’s life and survey teams takes much inspiration from his journals edited by Canadian scholar W. Kaye Lamb. The author has journeyed along much of the British Columbia coast which Vancouver surveyed, experiencing the daunting majesty of the intricate waterways and difficulties of their winding channels and dangers.