Wednesday, June 08, 2011


Cocktails, Calamities and

Caiques in the Greek Islands

“… I very much enjoyed it, relished it loitering, laid-back style of writing as of travelling, and learnt a great deal from it along the way.” Jan Morris

“Harry Bucknall carries us by magic flights from the thousand birds of Saint Mark to the far distant Symplegades. It's a lovely book.” Paddy Leigh Fermor

In The Dolphin’s Wake is the tale of Harry Bucknall’s travels from Venice in the West to Istanbul in the East: a journey across the Aegean of over 8,000 kilometres that included the glories of Mount Athos, 36 islands and every island chain in the Greek Archipelago; 57 sea passages on 35 ferries, 4 landing craft, 3 hydrofoils, a fishing caique, a sea plane, 11 buses, 2 trains, an open top Land Rover and a duck egg blue 1961 Morris Oxford.

Recounted with humour, pathos and at times drama, In the Dolphin's Wake is not only a journey through the Greek islands but also a journey through Greek history, mythology, custom and folklore – a Greek Island companion loaded with adventure, mishap and laughter offering the reader a contemporary image of Aegean life today.

In The Dolphin’s Wake (ISBN: 978-1-903071-34-2) is published by Bene Factum Publishing ( at £7.99

eBook ISBNs:

Epub edition: 978-1-903071-38-0

Prc/mobi edition: 978-1-903071-39-7

Available by 1st July at £7.19 inc VAT.