From world-wide tramping as an apprentice with Siver line to the P&O ships on the Far East and Australia. John Foot then embraced a career as a ‘Trinity House’ pilot on the River Thames.
He shares his experiences with those of colleagues who have met with those unwekome ingredients most feared by the seafarer – grounding. collision, man overboard, hurricane and fire, and, worse, the tragedy of Shillong in the Gulf of Suez.
But there are many lighter moments to enjoy, especially during his apprenticeship and the freguent cxcunsions asboe to remote places on the other side of the world.
The book includes numerous sketches and photographs by the author.