Busy Doing Nothing

An e-book

A hand holding a Kindle featuring the cover of our book Busy Doing Nothing

Busy Doing Nothing is the revised and improved e-book version of the North Pacific Logbook. It is 217 pages long, written in English, and formatted for most e-readers (EPUB, mobi and PDF). The e-book has 51 new drawings, 16 new sections on a variety of topics and 19 recipes.

production

In 2020, we completed our circumnavigation of the Pacific ocean. The last passage from Japan (Shimoda) to Canada (Victoria) took 51 days, and it was the hardest thing we've ever done. We decided to keep a physical logbook of daily happenings onboard.

a page from the physical logbook we kept on the trip

Upon our arrival, we transcribed the handwritten pages, so we could publish them online.

In fall 2020, we decided to expand on it, and to release it as a digital book. We revised most of the text, added new art and expanded on specific logs.

The book was written in Markdown and formatted to PDF and EPUB using LaTeX and CSS via Pandoc. The first edition of Busy Doing Nothing was released on February 17th 2021. The book is open source, but buying it is a way of supporting our work. The North Pacific Logbook is still online, but does not include new content.

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