John Brooke started to sail as a boy on the south coast of England, making his first channel crossing in his Halcion 23 in the early 1970s.
Whilst doctor to the Island of Shapinsay, one of the Orkney Islands, he sailed between the islands of the Orkney archipelago with his wife, Sheena, co-author of this book and their children.
Since moving to France more than twenty years ago, they have explored the south coast of France, made the crossing to Corsica and discovered a little of the coast of Italy.
Voyage in Italy
Why do we travel?For the most part, we travel to arrive, but with the travels of the Sheena-Rosa, there is a fusion between travelling and arriving. Whether a few miles off-shore or harboured in a sheltered port, the experience is a continuum.From the sea, one observes the land, its contours and it...