Just written an e book, “Hebridean Diary of a Serial
Sailor” which offers an interesting insight into sailing the seas off the West Coast
, one of the last wildernesses in Europe
. Thirty three years and over 28,000 miles in the same boat is one hell of a journey, and presents a unique perspective of interest to both sailor and landlubber alike.
Starting in 1979, my story is taken directly from the five log-books of Papillon of Carden, and will be of interest to any sailor planning to explore the West Coast
by giving a record
of the remote anchorages
visited, distances covered, and further adventures experienced, all well illustrated with over one hundred original colour images
. The diary ends in 2012 with my “year of sailing dangerously”, and this close call may just have been the catharsis leading to my autobiography.
Hopefully I may give future voyagers the inspiration to float their dreams onto water
, and not to remain self -engrossed, immobile or slow to seek another truth which may lie just over the horizon. My tale is of additional interest to the arm chair sailors happy to allow others to experience the discomfort of hard sailing in sometimes treacherous conditions!
Much more than just a sailing story, I have given an insider`s account of my life as a Scottish art dealer, and how mindfulness and keeping an open mind are essential for us all to live in harmony, further expanding my views on anti-consumerism and materialism and the dramatic part technology is presently playing in all our lives. The book ends with a discussion about how our society may be drifting into a second “Dark Age”, and a prediction of the future of our biosphere with mankind at the helm
, just, but Gaia in ultimate charge.
.......but thankfully for you sailors it is mainly about my adventures in my wee boat off the Scottish West Coast!
The Amazon universal link is viewBook.at/B00DDQ70RY