Suburbanites Who Went to Sea

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

It could be something from a novel or a film. A couple from Derby were sailing around the world, from Southampton to New Zealand, when disaster struck. In the middle of the calm blue Pacific Ocean, a whale appeared out of nowhere, ‘twisted and writhed’ and struck their boat, the Auralyn. It sank and the […]

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Mysteries of the Deep

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

A History of the World in Twelve Shipwrecks is a book of great range. It is possible, however, to identify its geographical heart. This is the Lizard peninsula at the western tip of Cornwall. Here, granite reefs lie in the coastal shallows, treacherous currents surge and capricious winds blow. It was off the Lizard in November […]

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