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The Southern Ocean
JeanauthorKindly contributed by Jean McNeil, author of Ice Diaries: an Antarctic Memoir, published by ECW Press. Ice Diaries is the winner of the Adventure Travel category as well as the Grand Prize at the 2016 Banff Mountain Film Festival and Book Competition.
  I have written substantial parts of my last two books at sea, much of them while clinging to the desk with one hand while looking out the cabin window to determine which stage we were in the great oceanic washing machine cycle. If the porthole was submerged, it was bad. If I suddenly found myself horizontal when I thought I had been standing, or vice versa, then it was bad.
Happy 100th Birthday, Patrick O'Brian!

If Patrick O’Brian were still living, he would turn 100 this month. We’re celebrating the centennial with some sea-worthy books and, of course, O’Brian’s classic Aubrey-Maturin novels, featuring Captain Jack Aubrey and his great friend Stephen Maturin, a naturalist-cum-spy, in their adventures at sea, all set against an impressively-researched backdrop of Lord Nelson's British Navy. The beautifully packaged full set makes an excellent holiday gift! How many have you read?