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By Adam Nicolson

ISBN-10: 0007402708

ISBN-13: 9780007402700

Observed by way of an eight-part sequence, this can be the tale of Adam Nicolson’s event in a small boat round the western coast of the British Isles.

Early within the yr, Adam Nicolson made up our minds to depart his cozy existence at domestic on a Sussex farm and move on an event. outfitted with the Auk, a forty-two-foot wood ketch, and a pal who at the least knew tips on how to sail, he trigger up the Atlantic coasts of the British Isles: Cornwall to Scilly, over to Pembrokeshire and the west of eire, to the Hebrides and its offliers, St Kilda and North Rona, prior to heading directly to Orkney, and at last to the Faroes, a 200 mile bounce out into the fall winds of the North Atlantic.

But the ebook isn't just a trip magazine. Adam Nicolson writes of his personal yearnings for the ocean and for broad open areas. His 12 months is strung among the competing claims of leaving and belonging, of pondering that no existence will be extra exhilarating than struggling with an important gale using in out of the Atlantic and of eager to be again, in harbour, secure, nonetheless and guarded. working during the booklet is a discussion in the writer himself among the points of interest of domestic and never domestic, the certainties of what you recognize and the seductions of what you don't.

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