A lovely follow up to The Blue Cabin this is described as a ‘love letter to the island’ that Mike and his wife moved to seven years ago off the coast of Ireland. Filled with over 200 photographs this lovingly brings to life the island of Islandmore and brings more wonderful tales from the couple’s life there. It will make you laugh, smile and shed a tear and keep you wanting to hear more and more.
'The island calls to all of us'. When Mike Faulkner, his wife Lynn and their two dogs first crossed Ringhaddy Sound to the Blue Cabin on an island in Strangford Lough, they planned to stay for a year. Seven years later, the island's magic hasn't lost its hold...With stormy midnight crossings, dramatic sea rescues and the general inconveniences of living in a wooden cabin on an Irish sea lough, life there wouldn't be for everyone, but, for Lynn and Mike, the compensations aremanifold and glorious.
From the quieter days of winter when a baby seal becomes a much-loved and long-staying guest, to the bright weekends of spring when Strangford Lough becomes the ultimate yachtsman's playground, Still on the Sound celebrates the seasons, the wildlife and the joy of living on an otherwise uninhabited island. Illustrated with more than two hundred of Mike's own colour photographs, Still on the Sound is warm, funny and irresistible - a love letter to the island.
|Publication date:||28th November 2009|
|Publisher:||Blackstaff Press Ltd|
Michael Faulkner grew up in Northern Ireland but spent most of his adult life in Scotland, initially working as a solicitor and subsequently setting up a furniture design business. Despite initial success, the business collapsed in 2001 and Mike and his wife, Lynn McGregor, a professional artist, moved to Islandmore, his family’s summer home. Mike is the son of Brian Faulkner, the last Prime Minister of Northern Ireland.More About Michael Faulkner