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George Fratton

A teenage boy and his father were sitting on Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight, taking a break from a cycle trip. The boy gazed at the horizon.
"I suppose France is over there somewhere," the boy ventured.
"Yes, but you can't ride your bike. You'll have to get a ferry," the father replied.
It was such helpful, informative people that brought George Fratton up in a small market town on the shingly bit of the south coast of England. He graduated from a prestigious university three hundred and fifty miles away and later lived in other English towns of varying sizes and degrees of prosperity and interest. It was his ‘Freshwater Moment' that inspired him to explore what lies beyond the line where sea meets overcast sky and embark on an odyssey through Europe and the Middle East, and ending up in the largest city in one of the world's five habitable continents.


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