Cruise the West Country and discover its delights with this perfect onboard companion. First published in 1988 as West Country Cruising, Mark Fishwick's definitive sailing guide for the ever attractive coastline of Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly combines a skilful blend of pilotage and cruising information, enhanced with full colour photography, including many additional aerial views, and a wealth of absorbing local history and general interest. More than one satisfied reader has aptly described the book as the perfect on-board companion , w reflected in this enlarged eighth edition. For those who plan to head west, this book is more than essential reading - it will enhance your own enjoyment and prove to be a worthy and much used addition to the ship's library. One of the best pilots I have ever come across My thanks for such an excellent pilot and guide. * Passages - tides, weather, hazards, shipping, coastal detail, planning, tactics and waypoints* Pilotage - in depth appraisal of approaches, harbours and anchorages from Bridport to Padstow including the Isles of Scilly.* Buoyage, lights, hazards, tides, local regulations, VHF channels, waypoints and invaluable local kwledge.* Colour, easy to read charts* Port Guides - mooring and berthing facilities, marinas, charges, fuel, provisions, showers, launderettes, chandlers, repairs, eating and drinking ashore and a host of other things from museums and onshore attractions to invigorating walks, local events, shops open on Sundays and even cash points too! The new edition includes fully updated information on all changes to navigation, contact details and the new layouts of Falmouth and Newlyn.
Born in Exeter and bought up on the River Exe, Mark Fishwick began sailing at an early age and soon ventured further to explore the rivers, creeks and harbours of the West country in his parent's 18ft 6 in Alacrity sloop vallette. He moved to Cornwall in 1973 soon after buying his present boat, the 34ft 1910 gaff yawl Temptress, and since then has enjoyed a varied nautical life encompassing commercial fishing, charter skippering in the West Indies, yacht delivery, boatyard work, writing, photography and just occasionally sailing for fun! He has now returned to his roots and lives within sight of the River Exe, close to Lympstone.