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  • Location: England, France, Spain, Italy, Greece

The Half Bird

The Half Bird

Why a Booktrail?

2017: A  woman quits her life in London and sails away…where will she end up?

  • ISBN: 978-0241553169
  • Genre: Adventure, Biography/memoirs

What you need to know before your trail

When Susan quit her job in London and set sail off the south coast of England on her beloved sailboat, Isean, she was unaware this spontaneous departure would lead to a three-year journey spanning several countries across the continent.

Travel Guide

From London to Greece

With only the very basics on board, resourcefulness becomes an unexpected source of joy and contentment. The highs and lows of living in such an extreme way awakens a newfound appreciation for the beauty of her surroundings, for being safe – for just being alive.

For all the physical and navigational challenges of her journey, the other side of her story reveals a more important change – an inner journey – that took place along the way.

This wasn’t merely a challenge, a mid-life adventure or gap-year career break; it was much gentler than that, but much greater too.

She was seeking nothing less than an entirely different life, having left the land far behind to call the wild, unbiddable sea home.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Half Bird

Destination/Location: England, France, Spain, Italy, Greece  Author/guide: Susan Smillie  Departure Time: 2017

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