Phoenix from the Ashes
by Ruthven-Tyers, Justin
After a fire destroyed their house, the author and his wife Linda decided the moment was right to build a 15-ton classic yacht out of wood. Complete amateurs, they began by finding the right trees . . . but working under the watchful eye of helpful local sheep farmers, how could they possibly fail? Once their lovely ship was built, they set off on a seven-year cruise to find hidden paradises and wildernesses in Scotland, France, Cornwall, and Ireland. Their story also introduces you to the quirky but always entertaining characters who inhabit the coastal corners they lingered in.