The veil covering the human condition is abruptly removed in Charles
Wilkin's newly published book, "Little Ship of Fools'", a
chronology of 55 days of sea travel across the Atlantic from
Morocco to the Barbados.
a former resident of Cornwall and student of CCVS in the 60's, is
a well known Canadian author having been in the business for over
40 years. He has penned many interesting and provocative travel
books. Several years ago he took 3 months to walk from Thunder Bay
to New York city and wrote about it. And that accomplishment
turned out to be his trump card in convincing organizers that at
63 years of age he was up to the challenge of rowing across the
Make no mistake.
"Little Ship of Fools" is not for the faint hearted. It is not
light reading. I would describe it as a harrowing adventure tale
of 16 souls who for their own reasons made the decision to tackle
forces of Nature. And in doing so, what started off as a record
breaking attempt to ROW across the Atlantic in a catamaran, turned
out to be a struggle to remain sane and healthy and alive.