Beginning in the 1960s, this book tells of the real-life adventures on the high seas of the author as a teenager. Peter decided to see how far he could get in his family’s small open dinghy Calypso: a Wayfarer designed for sailing in sheltered waters. Along with the occasional crewmate, Peter managed to sail across the Channel, through the Bay of Biscay, down the French canals and into the Mediterranean, then up into the North Sea and the Baltic to Oslo, living aboard for three months at a time. Sailing on the edge, often on stormy nights, they survived towering waves, gales, capsizes, getting lost in fog and severe sleep deprivation. Charming and beautifully written, with plenty of offbeat humour, The Sea Takes No Prisoners offers a delightfully entertaining and engaging insight into a golden age of freedom and adventure.