Continuing the seafaring adventure launched in The Journeying Moon, Bradford and his wife are now voyaging around the island of Sicily, where the couple basks in the captivating history of the land. Home to numerous important archeological sites and Mount Etna, the only active volcano in Europe, Sicily provides the perfect backdrop for this tale of exploration and wonder. In a model travel narrative, Bradford perfectly encapsulates the sights and sounds in his captivating and deeply personal portrayal of an ancient and extraordinary island.
Published: Open Road Media an imprint of Open Road Integrated Media on Apr 1, 2014
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Beautiful book, lyrical, episodic, telling of a year spent by the author and his wife sailing their Dutch yacht "Mother Goose" in the Mediterranean in the 1950s. Though they did travel to Greece the book mostly tells of Sicily and, lightly but eruditely, evokes the landscape, people and history. As an interesting footnote I understand Bradford was the "competent and experienced sailor" who, in 1954, sold his Bristol Channel pilot cutter "Mischief" to Tilman (see "Mischief in Patagonia").more