“Skagerrak and Back” is the story
2007 I bit the bullet and decided to head for foreign climes. We crossed the
North Sea from the Firth of Forth to
When I returned I wrote what started out as a ‘log’ of the trip. This is not, as you can probably spot, a tale of astonishing derring-do and bravery in the face of insurmountable odds. Neither does it purport to be a pilot book or sailing directions. It’s just the story of an achievable summer cruise aboard a seaworthy wee boat.
Hopefully there’s enough detail of the places I visited to whet the appetite and give you some idea just how good a cruising ground this part of the coast of Scandinavia is, or make you want to head for the surreal sailing waters of
As I say the story started out as a ‘log’ of the trip. But I really couldn’t be bothered keeping the kind of detailed sailing log that tells you exactly when I made a slight course change and how many Wheatabix I had in my long-life milk that morning.
Many people have remarked that the account I wrote ought to be used for kindling. Taking their kind words to heart a version of the tale is now available on Amazon for the Kindle. Click on the cover image below to go to that bit of amazon.co.uk.
image appears quite a lot. It is Zophiel’s
battery charging wind turbine and her wind vane, which is part of the wind
powered self-steering system, taken against a blue blue
sky in Norway. If you are struggling with the grainy black and white photos on
Kindle, all the images in ‘
Zoominandoutable Map of Zophiel’s trip around the North Sea, ‘Skagerrak and Back’