Atlantic Britain: The Story of the Sea a Man and a Ship

Atlantic Britain: The Story of the Sea a Man and a Ship

Accompanied through an eight-part sequence, this is often the tale of Adam Nicolson’s experience in a small boat round the western coast of the British Isles.

Early within the 12 months, Adam Nicolson determined to depart his comfortable existence at domestic on a Sussex farm and pass on an event. outfitted with the Auk, a forty-two-foot wood ketch, and a pal who a minimum of knew the way 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 eventually to the Faroes, a 2 hundred mile jump out into the fall winds of the North Atlantic.

But the booklet isn't just a trip magazine. Adam Nicolson writes of his personal yearnings for the ocean and for vast open areas. His 12 months is strung among the competing claims of leaving and belonging, of pondering that no existence can be extra exhilarating than combating an incredible gale using in out of the Atlantic and of desirous to be again, in harbour, secure, nonetheless and guarded. working through the e-book is a discussion in the writer himself among the sights of domestic and never domestic, the certainties of what you recognize and the seductions of what you don't.

Reflective and poetic, this ebook is stuffed with wealthy adventure. it's a tale passionately engaged with the wonder and marvels of the wild Atlantic coast, yet is additionally a self-portrait of a guy in the midst of his lifestyles who's decided to determine what it’s all for.

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