Mistress and Commander, is a memoire of my Scottish adventures with a scurrilous sea dog, the captain of my mini passenger ship, amongst the romantic west coast islands. PAGES from my PASSPORT continues my story of island exploration: I was paid to explore! From NORWAY’s remote, uninhabited isles to uncharted MADAGASCAR, via the palaces of ST. PETERSBURG, GREEK island chains of the Cyclades & Dodecanese and the unknown BALTIC coasts.
The books are stories of colourful places, sometimes difficult characters – the boat’s passengers, the bureaucratic surveyors, chauvinistic fishermen and rivals. Tales of disasters, adventures and frights with occasional triumphs; I had to fight every wave to win acceptance and succeed in these lonely, wild places.
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