The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow



Equipped With His Cheerful Optimism And A Pith Helmet, This Odysseus In A Dinghy Takes You With Him From The Borders Of North Wales To The Black Sea 4,900 Kilometers Over Salt And Fresh Water, Under Sail, At Oars, Or At The End Of A Tow Rope Through Twelve Countries, 282 Locks, And Numerous Trials And Adventures, Including An Encounter With Balkan Pirates.The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow

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  • Paperback
  • 356 pages
  • The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow
  • A.J. Mackinnon
  • English
  • 11 January 2017
  • 1574091522

10 thoughts on “The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow

  1. says:

    This is the true story give or take some artistic licence of an impossible trip which is radically under planned and supremely under resourced in a totally inadequate piece of equipment, beginning on a river in North Shropshire England, and ending at the blunt end of Bulgaria on the Black Sea The stuff of every small boat sailor s dreams.The charm of the book is partly in the self effacing humor of our lone adventurer, and his capacity to portray the daily improbabilities of his task as minor This is the true story give or take some artistic licence of an impossible trip which is radically under planned and supremely under resourced in a totally inadequate piece of equipment, beginning on a river in North Shropshire England, and ending at the blunt end of Bulgaria on the Black Sea The stuff of every small boat sailor s dream...

  2. says:

    If you ve ever felt like you wanted to climb aboard a boat and sail off into the sunset then this is the book for you I really enjoyed this book It was humorous and informative and I really liked A J Mackinnon s style of writing If only we all had the means and opportunity to cut loose from our day jobs and embark on an adventure like this However, the next best thing is to enjoy the adventure vicariously through the engaging writing of an author like A J Mackinnon I m definitely going to g If you ve ever felt like you wanted to climb aboard a boat and sail off into the sunset then this is the book for you I really enjoyed this book It was humorous and informative and I really liked A J Mackinnon s style of writing If only we all had the means and opportunity to cut loose from our day jobs and embark on an adventure like this However, the next best thing is to enjoy the adventure vicariously through the engaging writing of an author like A J Mackinnon I m definitely goi...

  3. says:

    This is a light hearted, engagingly written tale of a fascinating and most unusual modern voyage An Australia man, just finishing a teaching stint in England decides to take an unpowered dinghy for a short trip down the river Somehow, he never quite stops going and ends all the way from the UK to the Bla...

  4. says:

    Basically I LOVEd this book MacKinnon is hailariously funny and I was hysterical through practically every page I know that he really made the voyage but since he was drunk a lot of the time, by his own admission, some parts are embellished It doesn t matter It s a delightful fun read.

  5. says:

    One of my favourite books of all time

  6. says:

    A J McKinnon sets of in his Mirror dinghy from North Wales and travels through canals and rivers, and across the English channel to reach the Black Sea without much planning aforethought It is the sort of adventure that many of us dream of doing but few get around to And this is what makes it such an enchanting and quirky travel story This is not some professional explorer with a train of porters or a celebrity with a television crew in tow He is just an ordinary guy who has a sense of adv A J McKinnon sets of in his Mirror dinghy from North Wales and travels through canals and rivers, and across the English channel to reach the Black Sea without much planning aforethought It is the sort of adventure that many of us dream of doing but few get around to And this is what makes it such an enchanting and quirky travel story This is not some professional explorer with a train of porters or a celebrity with a television crew in tow He is just an ordinary guy who has a sense of adventure in him.Mckinnons writing demonstrates great turn of phrases and a vast vocabulary However, he can be over descriptive employing too many similes I found myself longing forsimple sentenc...

  7. says:

    Sandy Mackinnon sets out at the end of his teaching contract in England to travel home to Australia He decides to borrow a small sailing dinghy from the school and follow the river into the village, a distance of about 10km He arranges for the boat to be collected and he will catch the train to London to fly home to Australia What follows is a remarkable journey told remarkably well He arrives in the village with time to spare and as it was pretty easy going he decides to go a bit further H Sandy Mackinnon sets out at the end of his teaching contract in England to travel home to Australia He decides to borrow a small sailing dinghy from the school and follow the river into the village, a distance of about 10km He arranges for the boat to be collected and he will catch the train to London to fly home to Australia What follows is a remarkable journey told remarkably well He arrives in the village with time to spare and as it was pretty easy g...

  8. says:

    You know how sometimes you re in the mood for some light reading, but you don t want any dross that insults your intelligence After The Unknown Industrial Prisoner and a most disappointing foray into the first 50 pages of James Salter s All That Is, I wanted something that would amuse me I predicted, on the basis of my reading of The Well at the World s End in 2010, see my review that The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow was the perfect book and I was right.The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Cr You know how sometimes you re in the mood for some light reading, but you don t want any dross that insults your intelligence After The Unknown Industrial Prisoner and a most disappointing foray into the first 50 pages of James Salter s All That Is, I wanted something that would amuse me I predicted, on the basis of my reading of The Well at the World s End in 2010, see my review that The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow was the perfect book and I was right.The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow was A J Mackinnon s first book, and it is a delight The story of his voyage from North Wales to the Black Sea in a mi...

  9. says:

    By the time I d reached page 20 I was hooked on Jack de Crow Mackinnon s style is both charming and humorous The very idea of setting sail in the river at the bottom of the oval simply because he found a boat and becuase he could, is what we would all like to do but never actually get around to Jack de Crow is the perfect antidote to the repetition and obligations of everyday life When he reaches his target destination he decides to go to the next one, simply because it seems like a good i By the time I d reached page 20 I was hooked on Jack de Crow Mackinnon s style is both charming and humorous The very idea of setting sail in the river at the bottom of the oval simply because he found a boat and becuase he could, is what we would all lik...

  10. says:

    It is 1997 98 and we are voyaging from the headwaters of the Severn to the mouth of the Danube in a 12 foot dinghy a route that takes us through often ravishing scenery and fascinating history The dinghy s captain has a keen visual sense, a mind stocked with poetry and song, a nice turn of phrase, a readiness to be pleased and an engaging personality which wins him many friends on the way The text is helpfull...

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