A tale of adventures, as two young dreamers continue their voyaging on board their self-built 24' 4" cutter. They cross the exotic sea that spawned Homer's tales of Ulysses' Odyssey, then sail through the strife torn Red Sea and across the typhoon tossed waters of the Bay of Bengal.
In this book, fourth of the Seraffyn series, the Pardeys have reached a turning point in their lives -- halfway around the world, eight years into a meandering voyage. Their routes had always been determined by the need to find the work to support their cruising life-style, or the desire to see an island spoken of by some favorite writer. Now they have to decide whether to continue eastward, or turn back westward and complete the circle with a return to the place they once called home. The underlying theme of Seraffyn's Oriental Adventure is the demands of passage making as they sail up through the China Seas and across the North Pacific.