This book describes a single-handed journey from Sweden to the United States on board a small sailing boat. It describes the experiences gained and the people and countries visited on the way. It tells of the effects of the voyage on the body and mind of a retired medical doctor turned sailor. It is well researched for the controversial facts it presents, historically and politically. The book is also is a source of practical advise for the cruisers on small boats who are planning to undrtake such an endeavor.