Phoenix from the Ashes: The prettiest boat you’ve ever seen

Phoenix from the Ashes: The prettiest boat you’ve ever seen

I’m about to pre-order this book from Amazon. It’s due to be published any day now.

After a fire destroyed their house, Justin Ruthven-Tyers and his wife Linda decided to build a 15-ton classic yacht, as complete amateurs – starting with the trees. Working under the watchful eye of local sheep farmers who gave freely of their advice, how could they possibly fail? Once built, they set off for seven years aboard the prettiest boat you’ve ever seen to search out the hidden paradises and wildernesses in Scotland, France, Cornwall and Ireland, meeting the quirky, sometimes odd, but always entertaining characters who inhabit the shoreline. Told through his beautiful narrative and exquisite illustrations, Justin Ruthven-Tyers’ story is unexpected and extraordinary.

Those of you who are coming on our Highland Adventure milebuilder may find this especially interesting as Justin & Linda live on the pretty island of Islay, one of the places we’ll visit in June. For more details about the trip (we still have a few places left) please contact me at

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