“He has married me with a ring, a ring of bright water
Whose ripples travel from the heart of the sea…”
From The Marriage of Psych
While looking to buy our boat we found two themes occurring over and over: the couple selling their boat had it as the fulfilment of a lifelong dream, and those couples (or the surviving spouse) encouraged us to go soon while we were still able.
“Ring of Bright Water” is a terrific book by Gavin Maxwell, who raised an otter in the wild coastal areas of Scotland. Gavin Maxwell was the love of Kathleen Raine’s life.