I will be sad to see my parent's yacht Victoria go. Over the years she has carried us safely to hundreds of Scotland's wildest, quietest places and I hope that she will continue to sail the ocean for many years to come with her next crew. I was glad to have my microphones with me on my last sail on her to record a soundscape that has sent me daydreaming for many long passages over the years as I lie on her deck, rocked to sleep by a rolling Atlantic swell and the gentle lapping of the water against her hull.
To me this has always been a soundscape of adventure and summers spent exploring Scotland's west coast. Victoria inspired my fascination with the sea and an appreciation for travelling by the raw power of the wind alone, a gift from nature that we too often forget about.