Marine readings


Reading : "Clouds and other meteors" Météo-France

In an article updated in August 2020 (¹), I have described nautical books in digital format that can be usefully saved on iPad in the Apple Books app. Among them I mentioned the works of Météo-France available in PDF format Read more …

Reading : « Beaufort, l’amiral du vent" by Raymond Reding

It's been a long time since I've written a book report in this section.... Lack of time, or lack of discovery ? I again found a real enthusiasm in literary reading this excellent book Read more …

Reading : 'Electronic charting' HS48 Voiles et Voiliers

Since late 2012 I found no more of maritime books causing me the overwhelming desire to share, like a few novels described in this topic 'Reading'. Today this feeling resumes me, in any other order of idea, up to Read more …

Reading : "As an albatross" by Pierre-Yves Touzot

This book, published by The Découvrance in August, appropriately takes its meaning as the Vendée Globe is the sports news. Whether you love racing off, Family ocean boater, grandpa backpacker or single boater Read more …

Reading : "L'Énigme of La Diane" by Nicolas Grondin

There is a long time that I suggested you had more title under "Reading". Technical news are not so much for a few weeks, I take this opportunity to introduce you to an exciting novel discovered through Read more …

Reading : "Effective Use of Stars" by Dominique Fortier

Published by Alto, Quebec, in 2008, He was re-edited editions of The Round Table, Paris, in 2011. He recently received the Award of Seafarers Festival Astonishing Travellers this summer 2011. I have read this book Read more …

Reading : «La désirante» by Malika Mokeddem

"I shake myself, install the autopilot, back into the boat, open the logbook. I have to do violence not to read, again, your last annotations. On the virgin page facing them, Read more …

Reading : "The Voyage to Polynesia" by Jean-Jo Scemla

I had to embark in a few days for a convoying from Mediterranean to Polynesia. Unfortunately, the postponement of departure until the end of the month and professional constraints of imperative return at the beginning of May have just forced me to give up this trip. Bitter Read more …

Reading : "The Voyage of Magellan 1519-1522 "Editions Chandeigne

This time I make you discover a book that I have at the moment of order, not yet read, I was seduced by Olivier Chapuis laudatory article on his blog. I refer you there with pleasure and you Read more …

About Marine Charting

Christmas is coming and, the party is religious or pagan, so traditional gifts. You've no doubt guessed my passion for marine charting, but before electronic charts, I have a particular attachment to cards Read more …

Reading : "D'Entrecasteaux in search of La Perouse" by Jean-Pierre Ledru

Well known, today, fate befell the expedition of Captain Jean-Francois de La Perouse, lost with all hands in the Solomon Islands in 1788. What we know much less, on the other hand, is the story of Admiral Read more …

Reading : "The castaways on Tromelin Island" by Irene Frain

In late summer, I let the sea novel thriller to tell you about a novel, published 2009 Editions Michel Lafon, based on historical facts recently updated (*). This work recounts the tragic journey of Read more …

Reading : "The Cemetery of the Nameless Boat" by Arturo Perez Reverte

Summer is the time to relax, it is also that of reading. This time I leads you along the coast of Spain for a treasure hunt… La Carta Esférica was published in Spain in 2000, and March Read more …

Reading : "The Swordfish Reef" by Arthur W. Upfield

History Published in 1939, "The Mystery of Swordfish Reef" has been published in France in the year 2000 by Editions 10/18, translated from English by Michele Valencia. Arthur Upfield, born in England in 1888, is sent to nineteen Read more …

Reading : « The Celtic Ring » by Björn Larsson

The author Born in Sweden in 1953, professor of French literature at the University of Lund in Sweden, his first novel, « Long John Silver », edited by 1992, quickly earned a real success. Danish Translator, of English and French, Read more …

Reading : "The Killer of the Seas" by Justin Scott

History Published in 1978 in New York under the title "The Shipkiller", this nautical thriller was translated in France in Editions Grasset & Fasquelle under the title "The Killer of the Seas" in 1979, then passed Read more …

A new "Reading" section

This Blog, finally rather technical, seems sorely lacking in poetry ! So I decided to make, from time to time, a little distraction by sharing with you my favorite "maritime" readings. This may be the source for Read more …

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