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A Scotsman's Odyssey Ian G. Macpherson

A Scotsman's Odyssey By Ian G. Macpherson

A Scotsman's Odyssey by Ian G. Macpherson

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A memoir of forty years of sea adventures and exploration

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A Scotsman's Odyssey by Ian G. Macpherson

A Scotsman's Odyssey' is a riveting account of four decades of sea adventures and exploration, written so vividly you can feel the salt spray in your face. Ian's maritime chronicle has something for everyone. His love of sailing has taken him to out-of-the-way places ranging from the sub-arctic Faroes Islands to the remote Barrier Reef islands in tropical Australia. 'A Scotsman's Odyssey' is a book as much about voyaging in the imagination as on the waves. It inspires cruising yachtsmen and yachtswomen to sail beyond their native shores, young readers to seize opportunities to sail on Ocean Youth Trust voyages, armchair sailors to journey to northern Europe and ancient Venetian ports in Greece and Croatia. Nature lovers will enjoy Ian's encounters with basking sharks, dolphins, killer and humpbacked whales, and even salt-water crocodiles.

About Ian G. Macpherson

Ian G. Macpherson was educated at Perth Academy and the University of St. Andrews. He was a headmaster for twenty-two years at Barrhead and Eastwood High Schools. An active Rotarian, he led a Rotary group study exchange to Namibia and South Africa, and is a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International. As the Scottish Area Governor of the Ocean Youth Trust he had responsibility for the building and commissioning of their new ketch 'Alba Venturer'. A keen chorister, he sang with the Scottish Festival Chorus and the Scottish Philharmonic Singers. He is married with two sons.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Dipping my toe in the water Chapter 2 - Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Chapter 3 - Career and family interlude Chapter 4 - The Firth of Clyde Chapter 5 - RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Chapter 6 - Yachting Rotarians Chapter 7 - Skye Chapter 8 - Suspicious activity on Harris Chapter 9 - The Northwest Highlands Chapter 10 - St. Kilda Chapter 11 - The Isle of Man Chapter 12 - Round Jura to Carrickfergus Chapter 13 - The Faroe Islands Chapter 14 - Norway Chapter 15 - Greece Chapter 16 - Zeeland Chapter 17 - Bound for the Great Barrier Ree Chapter 18 - Into the tropics Chapter 19 - The Whitsundays and Cairns Chapter 20 - Rounding Cape York Chapter 21 - Rum Runner Chapter 22 - Donegal? Chapter 23 - The Inner Hebrides Chapter 24 - Alba Venturer Chapter 25 - Tall Ships to Lerwick and to Brest Chapter 26 - Dubrovnik Chapter 27 - Vis Chapter 28 - The Inner Dalmatian Islands and Split Chapter 29 - The Kornati Islands and Zadar Chapter 30 - Journey's end Acknowledgements

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A Scotsman's Odyssey by Ian G. Macpherson
The Conrad Press
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