‘In this boat-free season of family gatherings, here’s a fine new holiday game…’ In Swallows and Amazons, the children endearingly name creeks and inlets, islands and bays: Wild Cat Island,…
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Are electronic gadgets compatible with the vast, soggy ocean?
Electronic gadgets are proliferating every aspect of our lives, Libby Purves questions whether they are truly compatible with the vast, soggy ocean, December 2014
Libby Purves podcast November 2014
While hardier souls are out braving the wintry elements, some of us give in to fantasy boat-shopping, in the dry...
Libby Purves podcast: If you want to stress-test a marriage, there’s no better way than to put them on a boat and point them at a marina…
Libby Purves - podcast October 2014
Libby Purves podcast: For some, like Libby, the spinnaker is little more than a Bag of Fright, even if it does produce record-breaking runs
Libby Purves - podcast September 2014
Libby Purves podcast: There is something eccentrically jolly about sneaking a passage through inland waterways in a seagoing boat…
Libby Purves - podcast August 2014
Libby Purves podcast: After the Cheeki Rafiki tragedy, Libby asks ‘Can we really expect assistance at sea from modern, huge cargo ships?
Libby Purves podcast - Summer 2014
Libby Purves podcast: Why do we resent shelling out for mundane items, yet happily spend hundreds of pounds on new equipment?
Libby Purves podcast – July 2014
Libby Purves podcast: The magnificent and inspiring Western Isles may soon become a foreign destination for many of us
Libby Purves podcast – June 2014
Libby Purves podcast: ‘Sailing teaches you to accept there are things you can’t change – like tides’
Libby Purves podcast – May 2014