From the beautiful pristine rivers and streams of New Zealand to the muddy brown waters of the Amazon, Dave Sharp lived his childhood dream of always wanting to travel. From being a local butcher in Takaka NZ to moving oil rigs across the ice in Canada he lived an intriguing and adventurous life. Held up at gunpoint, being entertained by a President's right hand man, dealing with buses that never ran on time...or even ran at all, bribing government officials and sharing rides with live chickens, the book tells it all.
Read about the highs and lows he went through losing his mother at an early age followed not long after by losing his family home by fire, then jagging the best job in the world building ice bridges in the Yukon, this will whet your appetite....you won't want to put this book down.
This small town boy whose carefree days in the 1950's and 60's were spent with friends down at the local creek or making mischief as a teenager with his home brew, Dave's early years had a huge bearing on the rest of his life. His father, HO, being his greatest rock throughout this time.
Read about working an oil rig inside the Arctic circle, the tear gas gun in Central America, his lovely Mexican lady whose heart he broke and the movie star he became in Hong Kong.
Throw in the odd opium den, pig pen toilet and drunken barman ......you'll soon get the picture.