Author(s): Gerry Evans
Growing up in the Welsh seaside town of Aberystwyth, Gerry Evans discovered his love of the sea. He joined the British merchant marine in 1954, when 95,000 seamen plied their trade under the 'red duster'.
Shipping Out is the rollicking memoir of Gerry's life and times. It is the story of riotous nights ashore on the West African coast, and killer gales in the North Atlantic. Of rogue captains, rapacious employers and rascally shipmates. Of exciting and exotic destinations - of fun, fear and a way of life long since passed. But this is more than just a story about the world's great oceans and the men that made their living sailing them. It a story of a boy growing to manhood, on a journey that will eventually find Gerry settling down in a distant land.