By Daria Blackwell and Alex Blackwell
A Word of Welcome to Europe’s Most Precious Gem - The Wild West of the Emerald Isle
An essential guide to adventure along the stunning west coast of Ireland
Whether by sea or by land, Cruising the Wild Atlantic Way provides visitors to the west of Ireland with information about what to know before they go and what they will find when they get there. It provides a logical route with suggested stops in picturesque harbours, villages, and islands along the way from Donegal to Cork. It encourages visitors to see the land as it was seen by explorers centuries ago along one of the most unspoiled stretches of coastline in Europe.
Authors Daria and Alex Blackwell share their experience from their years of cruising along the coast and islands, richly illustrating the locations with photography, charts and maps. “We have a unique perspective, having sailed here across the Atlantic then settling here to explore everything the region has to offer. We share insights into what we would have liked to have known as outsiders coming for our first visit as well as insiders who have discovered and explored the hidden gems,” explains Daria.
“I grew up in the environs of Clew Bay, so the West is embedded in my soul,” says Alex, a master mariner and lifetime sailor. “I respect the environment’s changeable and sometimes unforgiving nature, and I revere the unspoilt beauty of the land, the kindness and friendliness of the people, and the richness of the heritage. No matter how far across oceans we have sailed, we have always been drawn home to the wild west. We want to share our passion with those contemplating a visit and encourage them to unleash their adventurous spirit here.”
• Covers the west coast of Ireland from Cork to Donegal
• Describes what to know before you go and what you will find when you get there
• Suitable for cruising by sea or by land
• Release date: May 2015
• SRP: $40, €37, £26
• 263 pages, soft cover, 8x10”, English, full-colour with more than 400 photographs
• An indispensable guide for visitors to the west of Ireland
“It's a charming book, and it conveys a sense of th e joy of discovery.”
- Norman Kean, Author of Cruising Ireland and Irish Cruising Club Sailing Directions
Available direct via publisher’s website or via amazon.com in Kindle edition. http://www.whiteseahorse.ie/Cruising