Book Review: Which Way is Starboard Again? by Anna Kirtlan
Which Way is Starboard Again? by Anna Kirtlan
This is a heart-warming and captivating true story that is a delight to read. Anna Kirtlan writes in a very humorous and accessible way about sailing around the South Pacific for six months with her partner Paddy, on board the Wildflower. She shares how she had to learn to sail from scratch, and all the adventures they had when travelling. One of the best parts of this book is Anna’s honesty in sharing that she suffers from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, but she refused to let this stop her from this yachting challenge. I can only admire her courage – one for the physical challenge, but also for sharing something so personal to the rest of the world.
You don’t need to be particularly interested in sailing to enjoy this book. It is a wonderful travel book, which made me chuckle in places. I especially enjoyed reading about their adventures in Vanuatu, having been there myself, and their favourite translations from Bislama are hilarious.
I hope Anna writes another book after her next sailing adventure! She has a lovely turn of phrase and clearly has loads of natural talent as a writer. I can’t wait to read more.