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Imagine embarking on a two-month ocean adventure to some of the most storied and exotic places on earth:
The world of maritime commerce unfolds before your eyes in bustling ports and historic sea lanes. Aboard ship is a small group of passengers who become part of the shipboard village, mingling with the ship's officers and crew in their floating home away from home, reminiscent of the days when merchant ships carried a few paying passengers from port to port.
In Vacation Adventures on a Cargo Ship, Adrian Peetoom recounts his voyages aboard the container ships Ville d'Aquarius and Sydney Star. Adrian and his wife, Johanna, had long been fascinated by cargo ship travel as a way to journey to foreign ports at a much more reasonable cost than the trips offered by large cruise ship companies. After Adrian retired from his publishing career, the couple embarked on two voyages. What Adrian and Johanna experienced will fascinate armchair travellers and those who may be interested in investigating container ship travel for themselves.
Peetoom's love of the sea informs his narrative, which is in many ways a spiritual, as well as a physical, journey. He reflects on his maritime heritage, instilled in him as a child in his Dutch homeland, and on the significant role his country played as a colonial merchant power.
Vacation Adventures on a Cargo Ship includes an appendix with helpful tips and booking information for those readers inspired by the book to make further inquiries about container ship travel.
About the Author
At the age of nineteen Adrian Peetoom emigrated from Holland to Canada on a small freighter converted to emigrant carrier, which pitched and rolled its way across the Atlantic in March 1954. After obtaining a B.A., he began a thirty-one-year career in publishing in 1961. Adrian served in sales and editorial functions and authored a number of professional books for teachers. Always an active participant in Christian church life, he is currently writing a journal account of twelve months in the life of an Anglican parish. Having raised six children, Adrian and his wife Johanna, did very little traveling until after retirement, when they discovered an article on taking passage on container ships. They embarked on the treasured cargo journeys related in this book in 1998 and 2000. Since 2005 Adrian and Johanna have lived in Edmonton, Alberta, close to three lively and literate grandchildren. In addition to their six children the couple have thirteen grandchildren.
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- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Fifth House Books; 1 edition (October 25, 2008)
- ISBN-10: 1897252285
- ISBN-13: 978-1897252284
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