The story of journalist Nick Thorpe's quest to circumnavigate Scotland by the sole means of boat-hitching.
Read by Greg Powrie, Producer Kirsteen Cameron.
and abridged by Nick Thorpe.
Thorpe's journey of 2500 miles begins with his first hitch - on a boat from outside his home on the Union Canal in Edinburgh.
Thorpe's aquatic adventure continues as he hitches a lift on a most unusual vessel - a canvas rowing boat manned by evangelical monks.
Thorpe's quest is jeopardised by a swarm of ferocious midges.
Producer Kirsteen Cameron.
Nick reaches the northernmost point of his boat-hitching journey, and gains some philosophical insights from a man known as Captain Calamity.
Nick Thorpe gazes across the Forth to Edinburgh, and the end of his 2500-mile, four-month long, circumnavigation of Scotland lies tantalisingly in sight.