Argonauts of the Scottish Isles: Sea-kayaking Adventures

Robin Lloyd-Jones

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Birlinn General

Published: 7th Apr '22


This is a classic book of kayaking adventures from a Booker Prize nominee. With striking new cover design and a specially written introduction by the author, Argonauts of the Scottish Isles is a vivid and exciting journey around Orkney, Shetland and the islands of Scotland, combining kayaking adventure with history.

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Robin Lloyd-Jones has been exploring the west coast and islands of Scotland in his sea kayak for more than forty years. In this book he recalls many a memorable expedition to wild and beautiful shores. Amongst magnificent scenery and ever-changing seas, we are transported to Jura, Scarba, the Garvellach Isles, Mull, Staffa, the Treshnish Isles, the Monach Isles, Iona, Lewis and the Uists, Skye, the Orkneys, and the Shetland Isles. Along the way, he explains a great deal about kayaking, about the wildlife and history of the areas he visits. More than that, however, he makes us feel that we are with him in his kayak. Through his vivid and beautifully crafted prose, we experience the terror of a force nine gale, the tranquillity of moonlit trips, and the lure of tiny bays and seal-meadows accessible only to a slim kayak. We encounter dolphins, otters, unidentified monsters and nuclear submarines. This is a book to set the imagination adrift and appeal to the Robinson Crusoe in all of us; a book for those seeking wider horizons, be their vessel an armchair or a kayak.

Additional information

Weight 0.22 kg
Dimensions 15 × 130 × 195 mm
Page Count 224