This book chronicles the authors 7 ½ year circumnavigation. Starting and ending in Hawaii, sailing as far north as Alaska and south to New Zealand. In addition to covering the places visited there are many descriptions of problems encountered and how they were solved. Ranging from experiencing 70 knot winds, 50 foot waves, equipment and engine failures and the dealings with officials and bureaucrats around the world. Boarded by armed vigilantes in Indonesia, the author holding a Rumanian marine’s Uzi hostage and a fellow cruiser killed by escaped convicts in Panama, add excitement, not generally found in a sailing adventure.