Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Wounded Hero Voyage I by Robert Brown

True Life Adventure: Against all odds two brothers, Ralph and Bob Brown, attempt to cross the North Atlantic Ocean unescorted in the smallest powerboat, a twenty-one foot open fishing boat (without a cabin or keel), with sides less than a foot high. It is a low budget voyage without the benefit of even enough money to buy insulated boots, waterproof gloves, or full body dry-suits. They left without enough money to even pay for the gas required to make the trip, let alone get back from Europe when and if they got there. 

They make city stops often during the day to attempt to find more sponsorship forcing them to travel often at night when it would be more dangerous and cold. They battle huge waves from two hurricanes, almost run out of fuel, and freeze as they pass by hundreds of icebergs and see thousands. The water temperature is around 55 degrees F. off Maine and drops to 35 degrees near Greenland. 

During book I, the wind gets as high as 35 mph and when traveling over 35 degree water, makes for a bone chilling ride. In Book 2, the winds reach as high as 65 mph where even the chop is higher than the sides of the boat. 

Their voyage was and is dedicated to promoting Wounded Hero Foundations. The major sponsor is "I Am Second", which means "God is first." Part I is from Florida to Greenland. The voyage takes them along the East Coast of the United States and Canada before making the 625-mile leap to Greenland for a total of over 4,000 miles in only the first book. 282 pages and 77 pictures  the books are available at www.RobertBrownBooks.com

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