RadioLive's Graeme Hill is currently on board the Spirit of Enderby, heading south to the Auckland Islands.
Before he departed, he interviewed Heritage Expeditions' lecturer Matt Vance about the publication of his latest book - Ocean Notorious. Many of you may have travelled south to the wild and remote Subantarctic Islands, accompanied by our ever-friendly and knowledgeable lecturer and guide Matt Vance. Ocean Notorious: Journeys to lost and lonely places of the deep south, is the latest book by Matt and has been described as being both 'beautifully written and immensely satisfying'.
'Venture to the deep south and you will experience a world like no other - forbidding subantarctic islands, astounding sea creatures, death-defying plants, the constant company of birds and, if you travel far enough, the towering ice cliffs and dead valleys of Antarctica.
Few people visit this remote and mysterious region but for some the lure is irresistible. As an expedition guide, Matt Vance has accompanied intrepid tourists and birders, artists and writers. In Ocean Notorious he gives a moving first-person account of the lonely places where lives have been changed and history made - from the obsessive explorers of the heroic era to solo sailors in tiny yachts, marooned wartime coastwatchers and ruthless plunderers of wildlife to today's dreamers, drifters and passionate preservationists'.
Matt shares his experiences and stories from the sea with Graeme here.