Tag Archives: Eyemouth

Eyemouth Disaster

Despite the warnings, despite the storm, they rolled out to sea from Eyemouth on that fateful day of October 1881. For weeks, they had been unable to sail because of prevailing weather. They were not greedy. It was their livelihood. … Continue reading

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The Invincible Black Arrows

A short story from my early days. Some of it is made up to add a little colour. Some of it is simply mis-remembered. Most of it is true. Our school banned football! Can you imagine? We couldn’t believe it. … Continue reading

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Single-handed Circumnavigation

François Gabart: French sailor slashes around the world solo record When I read this article, it took me right back to my time as a ten year-old when I lived in a fishing village in Berwickshire whose lifeline was the … Continue reading

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