Life’s a breeze: a sailing trip in Scotland’s Hebrides

The newly announced Wainwright prizewinner finds whales, dolphins and the ‘most beautiful sound on earth’ as he sails the waters of western Scotland on a historic boat

It had been raining overnight but the sky had cleared and we were going. Early light on the wet decks. Big engine rumbling somewhere deep in the stern. The anchor chain wound up into its locker in the bow.

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