The Voyage of the Aegre: From Scotland to the South Seas in a Shetland Boat

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This is the dramatic true account of how a plan to sail a little fishing boat from the Highlands of Scotland down the coast to England turned into a trans-oceanic odyssey for Nick and Julie Grainger.

It was the seventies and their simple wooden boat was equipped with none of the aids modern yachts enjoy. Navigation was by sextant and compass, food cooked on a Primus, and weather forecasting by guesswork.

Diligent preparation before they set sail eventually saved their lives in the violent storms and dangers they encountered, vividly described in this absorbing narrative.

A born storyteller, the author has produced a stirring tale that ranks among classic sea adventures.

Nicholas Grainger


261 pages