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.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

The Monastery of Simonaspetra, Mount Athos

Looking across to Turkey: Mytilene's own Statue of Liberty,
celebrating the end of Ottoman rule in 1912

Saturday, June 02, 2007

... a perfect evening at sea - passage from Samos to Chios.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Rupert Brooke's Grave

Sunday, May 13, 2007

The Monastery of Profit Ilias, Hydra

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

On the bridge of High Speed 1

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The Naxian Lions on Delos

Mykonos - like no other island in Greece!