Circle Line : Around London in a Small Boat Paperback
Magic, to a sailor, is harnessing the wind - getting something for nothing - the surprise of a gust, the boon of a side-wind and the trial of a headwind and best of all, the moment when a change in direction means turning away from the head seas and wind and spray in silence and warmth.
In 1969, man flew to the moon and sailed around the world solo.
In 2009, sailor and Londoner Steffan Meyric Hughes thought he'd try something a little closer to home, becoming the first to sail and row around London in a small boat.
Along the way, he discovers the history of the great city and great secrets of the mysterious Thames: wrecks, bombs and intrigue.
Circle Line is the story of a unique journey on the forgotten waterways of one of the world's greatest capitals; an investigation into the way we live today; and a humorous, moving trip down memory lane.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Summersdale Publishers
- Publication Date: 02/07/2012
- Category: Sailing
- ISBN: 9781849532938
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Review by MarthaJeanne
Why would anyone want to take a small boat on a circular path through London? If you think, 'That's a lovely idea!' read thhis book. It won't be tyhe same as doing it, of course, but it's a start.