International Writers Inspiring Change Feature Book: Long Lost Log, by Michael Pincher

Long Lost Log

At a loose end and with his life going nowhere, Mick accepts an offer to be a deck hand on a small yacht bound for Spain and then the America’s. The only problem is that Mick has never sailed in his life.

With a crash course in the basics of knots, sails and navigation and armed with just his journal and his trusty banjo, Mick sets off on the adventure of his life with his skipper John and John’s girlfriend, the somewhat posh Carola.

A true story set during the 1970’s at a time when strikes have caused problems and the UK is gripped by an economic downturn leading to the 3 day working week, Mick decides enough is enough.

What follows is a travelogue and personal diary written nearly 50 years later following the return of Mick’s lost journal from an old flame, discovered in an attic on the other side of the world.

Review

“At a loose end and with his life going nowhere, Mick accepts an offer to be a deck hand on a small yacht bound for Spain and then the America’s. The only problem is that Mick has never sailed in his life.
With a crash course in the basics of knots, sails and navigation and armed with just his journal and his trusty banjo, Mick sets off on the adventure of his life with his skipper John and John’s girlfriend, the somewhat posh Carola.
Set during the 1970’s at a time when strikes have caused problems and the UK is gripped by an economic downturn leading to the 3 day working week, Mick decides enough is enough.
What follows is a travelogue and personal diary written nearly 50 years later following the return of Mick’s lost journal from an old flame, discovered in an attic on the other side of the world.” – Kevin Cannon

About Michael Pincher

The son of Chapman Pincher, the famous investigative journalist, Michael left school at 17 to work as a stagehand in London’s West End theatre. Disenchanted, he ran away to sea and adventures in the Middle East. Finally settling down to married life, he worked in computing as a pathfinder in the early phases of the internet and social media. Now semi-retired he is an author, sculptor, singer/songwriter and Citizen Scientist – campaigning about the decline of insects.
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