On my journey I encountered repeated psychological and physical challenges (including crossing the Irish Sea by kayak), which pushed me to the edge of my capabilities but also helped me to dig deep and find ways to continue – to face my fears and push through. I met many people along the way with whom I shared my story, felt the warmth and heartfelt support of friends and strangers through which I began to finally accept my past and heal my wounds.
It is a look into the past, giving voice to the everyday suffering of a people who struggled for centuries and had to keep it all in. It is a man expressing honest emotions and showing a willingness to change through openly facing his fears. It is a journey into connection with land, sea and people, a mingling of ideas and ideals, unfurling as the trip progresses through the pages of this honest and insightful book.”