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Still on the Sound: A Seasonal Look at Island Life

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"When Mike Faulkner, his wife Lynn and their two dogs first crossed Ringhaddy Sound to the Blue Cabin on an island in Strangford Lough, they planned to stay for a year. Seven years later, the island's magic hasn't lost its hold ..." "With stormy midnight crossings, dramatic sea rescues and the general inconveniences of living in a wooden cabin on an Irish sea lough, life there wouldn't be for everyone, but, for Lynn and Mike, the compensations are manifold and glorious. From the quieter days of winter when a baby seal becomes a much-loved and

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"When Mike Faulkner, his wife Lynn and their two dogs first crossed Ringhaddy Sound to the Blue Cabin on an island in Strangford Lough, they planned to stay for a year. Seven years later, the island's magic hasn't lost its hold ..." "With stormy midnight crossings, dramatic sea rescues and the general inconveniences of living in a wooden cabin on an Irish sea lough, life there wouldn't be for everyone, but, for Lynn and Mike, the compensations are manifold and glorious. From the quieter days of winter when a baby seal becomes a much-loved and long-staying guest, to the bright weekends of spring when Strangford Lough becomes the ultimate yachtsman's playground, Still on the Sound celebrates the seasons, the wildlife and the joy of living on an otherwise uninhabited island." Illustrated with more than two hundred of Mike's own colour photographs, Still on the Sound is warm, funny and irresistible - a love letter to the island.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780856408496
  • Publisher: Blackstaff Press, The
  • Publication date: 3/20/2010
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Winter 12

George 14

Rescuing Kevin 24

Stormbound 30

New Year's Day 44

The Lough's Bounty 54

Rabbie 64

Spring 78

Eddie 80

After Dark 90

The Boat Season 100

Breakfast 110

Summer 128

Off-Island 130

The Two Johns 144

Readings 154

The Long Row 162

My Side of the Island 170

Jack and Others 178

Gull's Eye View 190

Autumn 210

The Quite Grim Reaper 212

Polar Bear Pass 222

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