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The sea again

In view of our earlier discussion, about how a boat can be home, I felt the need to share this passage I’ve just come across while re-reading Conrad’s Heart of Darkness: “(Marlow) was a seaman, but he was a wanderer, … Continue reading

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I wish I could write about Scotland the way Kári Gíslason writes about Iceland. In his quiet, restrained and I have to say magificent memoir The Promise of Iceland he explores his love of the country,…

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Always happy on a boat

This beautiful brigantine is the Soren Larsen (not to be confused with the Danish footballer of the same name). I was privileged to go for a sail on her just before Christmas, and fell head-over-heels in love. If you think … Continue reading

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Notions of Home

In her novel, The Alphabet of Light and Dark, Danielle Wood explores the Australian sense of rootlessness. Essie, the protagonist, is a Tasmanian living in Western Australia. On a visit to Scotland, she encounters Walter Scott’s verse engaved on an … Continue reading

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