The book covers a largely single-handed anti-clockwise voyage from Greenwich to Greenwich via the Caledonian Canal. It is written in the first person in a chatty style. It gives a lot of useful detail about passage distances and times to enable the trip to be achieved with only one overnight passage and also interesting (if frequently critical) descriptions of places visited.

Apart from small-scale diagrams of the route taken at the beginning of each section, there are no charts. 16 photographs (2 to a page) are included but they are not of great quality.

Having just completed a similar trip, I was looking forward to reading this book but it became clear that this was a journey undertaken by an inexperienced skipper in an ill-prepared borrowed yacht.

Reviewed by David Clements


ISBN number: 9781912177059