Treasure Island – Digging up an old favourite…

Treasure Island – Digging up an old favourite…

While the weather hasn’t been that great for sailing, I thought I’d settle in and re-visit an old favourite (a very old favourite), Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. I discovered this edition in ALDI, late last year. A new cover design, but the same great...
Book Review – THE UNLIKELY VOYAGE of Jack de Crow

Book Review – THE UNLIKELY VOYAGE of Jack de Crow

THE UNLIKELY VOYAGE of Jack de CrowA.J. MackinnonBlack Inc books, 2014 This has to be one of my favourite sailing books. I think it’s the combination of the amazing achievement and the beautiful, lyrical prose with which the tale is described. Anyone who has ever...
Book Review – Erebus

Book Review – Erebus

Erebus, The Story Of A Ship Michael Palin2018, Arrow Books Erebus is not a well-known name or ship, despite achieving amazing feats in exploration. In the early 1840s Erebus was dispatched to discover the south Magnetic Pole and travelled further south than any ship...
Book Review – My Old Man and The Sea

Book Review – My Old Man and The Sea

My Old Man and The Sea, David and Daniel Hays.Anchor Books, 1996 Not to be confused with The Old Man and The Sea, the classic by Hemingway, this story is a moving recount of a father and son’s journey as they sail around Cape Horn. David Hays, a theatre director from...