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Sailing with the Admiral : A conversation with the past, Paperback / softback Book

Sailing with the Admiral : A conversation with the past Paperback / softback


Martin O'Scannall loves the old, the eccentric, the offbeat - the quirky if you like; the wandering off into byways, the exploration of half-forgotten snippets of history. And Galicia, his home for the past decade or more, is ideal territory for indulging that taste.

Galicia is a time warp: rain-swept, isolated, savage and gentle by turns, as far a cry from the blazing Costas as it is possible to imagine.

This book is a conversation with the past, conducted in a very old, engineless gaff cutter, armed with the Admiralty Pilot, a gallant crew, and a sense of the ridiculous.

We encounter, but in unexpected ways, the likes of Drake, Nelson, the ill-fated HMS Serpent, Celtic myth and legend, and the reminiscences of those who have gone before, all interspersed with the business of managing an old yacht in the old way: Walker log, paper charts and all.

Beginning, as he says it has to be, with the dreaded storm at sea.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 142 pages
  • Publisher: Lodestar Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9781907206467



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