The sea has been a focus of life in the village where I grew up for centuries – probably millennia, though no-one can remember quite that far back. Like most of the local community, I have enjoyed what the great blue (or steely grey) yonder has to offer. I’ve done my share of sailing and kayaking, been on numerous wildlife cruises and tried my very amateur hand at fishing. I’ve even been known to dip a toe in the water on occasion.

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