A memorable Gaelic proverb, ‘dh’iarr am muir a thadhal’, given that the sea is sometimes welcoming and at other times rebuffing.

See also the quote rich mosaic review of this magnificent, entrancing book: a love letter to islands and a paean to the sea. 

 

Source: Adam Nicolson, Sea Room: An Island Life (London: Harper Collins, 2013 (2002)), p. 46

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