VIRGINIA (GINNI) MACROBERT was born in Australia and raised on a farm in New South Wales, which prepared her for a life of adventure. A few careers and a few decades later, she found herself in Hong Kong raising a large family, all of whom learned to sail. As the members matured and began to leave home to develop their own careers, she decided that the family sailing catamaran ought not to be sitting at the dock collecting barnacles and so prepared herself, the dog Henry, and the boat for an extended cruise around the world. The journey was life-changing and far more adventure was had than anticipated. Gin's Tonic: Ocean Voyage, Inner Journey (2010), her daily log, records this.
"Ginni MacRobert [has] huge amounts of competence and honesty, two very, very rare and valuable elements required to make a successful passage as skipper of any boat, much less a boat sailing around the world in eighteen months! To do what Ginni has done, you'd better be self-sufficient physically and, most importantly, psychologically. But the part of Ginni MacRobert that is most interesting is her fearlessness. So what fun it will be to sail around the world with Ginni MacRobert as you read. It's an honour to welcome you aboard this book and to know that you are about to discover pure courage." — Ed Vaughan (from his "Preface")
BOOK BY GINNI MACROBERT PUBLISHED BY PROVERSE HONG KONG
TRAVEL, MEMOIRS, JOURNAL
Gin's Tonic: Ocean Voyage, Inner Journey Supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC)
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Gin's Tonic: Ocean Voyage, Inner Journey by Virginia MacRobert
"Comparable with Around The World in Eighty Days."
"The book is soft and refreshing and tingles one's heart in such a way that your feelings go along with the yacht Dai Long Wan -- be it the happiness, the danger, its coldness to warmth. Ginni's observations are insightful and her imagery vivid and memorable.
"Her very personal style of writing makes for lively and entertaining reading. It is certainly a book to read with profit.
I hope the reader will share my profound respect." -- Stephen Tang (Gu Song), Hong Kong
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