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One rainy October day, the Ridgway family embarked on a remarkable adventure, fulfilling a dream that rarely becomes reality for armchair travellers. Leaving behind the challenges of running their School of Adventure in a remote corner of north-west Scotland, the Ridgways and their crew sailed away from the rocky peninsula that had been their home for the last 25 years. Their 57ft ketch, ENGLISH ROSE VI, became a magic carpet, taking them anywhere the wind blew on an extraordinary voyage, across the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean and back home again via Antarctica. They visited South Sea island paradises and remote Andean villages, and braved windswept Patagonian wildernesses and fierce ocean storms. They also endured the trials and tensions of domestic life in a confined space, and awaited a very special family reunion for their adopted daughter Isso, returning to her native Peruvian jungle for the first time.
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Buy this wonderful book (Len Deighton)
You'll love the story of the Ridgway family (MARIE CLAIRE 'The book gives an entertaining and frank account of a family living at close quarters on the yacht')
SUNDAY INDEPENDENT ('sparkles. brutally honest.')
IRISH TIMES ('The journey is remarkable, and the formula of the book is original and attractive.')
*The exhilarating true story of one family's dream to 'get away from it all
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