Neil Gunn, with forward by Diarmid Gunn
"Off in a Boat" is the record of a journey of exploration in 1937, through the Inner Hebrides, in a small boat which was bought especially for the voyage...... some passages in the book deal with the practicalities of reading charts and manoeuvring the boat. Others evoke the past with literary allusions to travellers in these waters, such as Boswell and Johnson and with an exploration of the strands of Celtic and Norse civilisations that have left their mark on these islands. The writing in this book skilfully blends myth with reality, past with present and powerful observations with gentle humour.
Off In A Boat
Publisher: New Amsterdam Books
Version: paperback 1990