A Cornish Journey is a collection of memoirs about the life of local resident Fred Steel, stretching from the early summer of 1971 to the autumn of 1972. Aged 21, he moved to Cornwall where he set up home in a hut at Treen. The hut acts as a base for a free-wheeling, unfettered lifestyle which saw Fred keep body and soul together with some casual farm work and his first forays onto Cornish fishing waters.
The reader is then taken to Cheshire for further adventures before he decides Australia should be his next destination. The overland trip comes to grief in Turkey and the book ends with him back in Cornwall where he prepares to launch a ‘proper’ career as a fisherman.
Fred’s book, which has been entered for the Cornish literary prize, is available at the Magna Carta bookshop and the Dog House Inn in Alvor, Kerri’s Bar in Praia da Rocha, the Vu Café in Lagos Marina and O Poço restaurant in Almadena. Contact Fred on 919 254 648.