Bill Wall grew up beside the sea in Whitegate in east Cork, and he recalls his young and happy days growing up there, and his attachment to the sea. He also recalls dear memories of his father, a cattle dealer, and traces his ancestors’ occupations as bookbinders and seafaring people. He speaks at great length about his impetus and inspiration for writing his children’s stories. His father, Michael Wall, was involved with the Blueshirts, but afterwards became a supporter of De Valera in a chain of events which is most interesting. Bill recites some of his poetry, and talks about sailing and the constant and unchanging movement of the tides.