In 1968, nine men - six Englishmen, two Frenchmen and an Italian - set out to try, a race born of coincidence of their timing. One didn't even know how to sail. This is a true story of the inaugural 1968 Golden Globe sailing race: the first single-handed non-stop circumnavigation of the world.
Peter Mayle and his wife did what most of us only imagine doing when they made their long-cherished dream of a life abroad a reality: throwing caution to the wind, they bought a glorious two hundred year-old farmhouse in the Luberon Valley and began a new life. This work lets you discover the joys of French rural living.
Suitable for business and leisure, this guide contains practical information you need for an ideal trip. Presented in a handy compact format, it also contains a separate fold-out map Dublin. There are four main sections within the guide Essential Dublin, Dublin by Area, Where to Stay and Need to Know.
A visual adventure of Wes Anderson proportions, authorised by the legendary filmmaker himself: stunning photographs of real-life places that seem plucked from the just-so world of Anderson's films, presented with the fascinating human stories behind each facade.
Achill Island, off the coast of County Mayo, is a beautiful island renowned for its sandy beaches and dramatic sea cliffs. Popular with both Irish and overseas visitors, Achill is accessible from the mainland yet remote enough to remain unspoilt. This book features photographs taken by the author combined with tales collected from the inhabitants.
From a 'crannog', an ancient artificial island in a Scottish loch, to the militarized artificial islands China is building in the South China Sea, this book sets out to explore some of the world's newest, most fragile and beautiful islands to find out why they have such a hold on our imaginations.
Experience 60 of the world's greatest adventures on water- from sailing the Nile by felucca and cruising the Canadian Arctic, to exploring Pitcairn Island by cargo ship. With detailed accounts of each route, beautiful photos and practical tips on how to plan your voyage, Amazing Boat Journeys helps you discover a more rewarding way of travelling.
In November 1968, at the age of 22, Andrew McNellie left his job and his girlfriend in Wales and travelled to Inuishmore. He stayed for 11 months in Aran, living alone in a tiny house. Based on a journal and his letters home, Andrew McNeillie writes about his time in Aran, and island life.