Can you interpret the shipping forecast? Do you know your flotsam from your jetsam? Who owns the foreshore? Can you tie a half-hitch - or would you rather splice the mainbrace?
Full of charming illustrations and surprising facts, Sea Fever provides the answers to all these and more, mixing advice on everything from seasickness to righting a capsized boat with arcane marine lore, recipes, history, dramatic stories of daring-do and guides to the wildlife we share our shores with.