Free Book Extract from ‘In Bed with the Atlantic’

Free Book Extract from ‘In Bed with the Atlantic’

An extract from Chapter 4 of my first book, In Bed with the Atlantic. … Five hundred miles was something I could get a handle on, something I could picture. It was around the same distance as Falmouth to Spain’s La Coruna, less than the trip from Portugal to...
Turning 30 – A Decade of Adventure Travel

Turning 30 – A Decade of Adventure Travel

“A dominant impulse on encountering beauty is to wish to hold on to it, to possess it and give it weight in one’s life. There is an urge to say, ‘I was here, I saw this and it mattered to me.” ― Alain de Botton, The Art of Travel 20 I’m standing on the top of a...
Boat Hitchhiking Part 7: The Languages of Sailing

Boat Hitchhiking Part 7: The Languages of Sailing

Long distance sailors are a mixed bunch of nationalities but the following are particularly common: French, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Dutch and British. Without a doubt, there are more French sailors in the Canaries than any other nationality and they are...