A diary of adventure in picturesque Sand Bay, The Great Escape: Adventures on the Wild West Coast takes readers on an extraordinary journey as writer and explorer Monty Halls follows his dream of becoming a crofter.
With his gigantic (possibly insane) dog Reuben as his companion, Monty raises sheep, pigs and chickens, grows his own vegetables, explores the wildlife, meets the locals, and learns all about life on Scotland's wild west coast.
Living his dream is not without its challenges - whether it's renovating an ancient bothy, climbing a mountain called The Inaccessible Pinnacle, or surviving the daily onslaught of midges - but it's a life-changing experience, set in the most beautiful and dramatic landscape in Europe.
The Great Escape is a book for anyone who has longed to leave the rat race behind.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 04/02/2010
- Category: Travel writing
- ISBN: 9781846076220