Aeolus Ruler of the Winds is a whimsical story of sailing adventures around the Essex and Suffolk coast. From Leigh-on-Sea, in the Thames Estuary, to Aldeburgh, on the east coast, it contains a magical collection of eclectic stories and poems inspired by many years of exploration of the diverse rivers and creeks that are characteristic of this coastline. Shirley Baker has a poet’s eye for detail. She has the knack of observing and recording with humour not only the trials and tribulations that can happen at sea but also the highlights. The descriptions of places visited will be invaluable to sailors and landlubbers alike as a guide to discovering some of the hidden delights this coastline has to offer.
Anyone that has ever dreamed of the joys of sailing will be encouraged by reading this book as well as gaining a great deal of practical information.
A short video read by Shirley
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