The Unlikely Voyage of Jack De Crow: A Mirror Odyssey from North Wales to the Black Sea

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National Book Network, May 1, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 355 pages
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In 1998 Sandy Mackinnon set off from his home in England in a Mirror dinghy on what was supposed to be a one-week jaunt down the Severn river, only to find himself, one year later, sailing out onto the Black Sea. Simply by rowing and sailing in an open dinghy less than eleven feet in length, he crossed the English Channel, cruised across three thousand miles of rivers, canals and open sea, and through eleven countries, including war-torn Yugoslavia at a time of crisis. This book highlights his adventures during this unlikely journey, such as getting arrested by the River Police as he was being swept out on a night-tide under Westminster Bridge; meeting Michael Palin; being shipwrecked in a storm off the east coast of Britain; the solo crossing of the English Channel; being tear-gassed in the Budapest Metro; being trapped without funds in Serbia under threat of bombardment; he was even captured by Romanian river pirates in the Danube Delta.

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User Review  - Jill - Goodreads

Funny, informative, entertaining account of author sailing a dingy from the borders of North Wales to the Black Sea. Delightful characters and beautiful scenery with a frisson of danger and a touch of stupidity. Read full review

About the author (2002)

A. J. Mackinnon was born in Australia in 1963. He is currentA. J. Mackinnon was born in Australia in 1963. He is currently a teacher at the Timbertop campus of Geelong Grammar. Hisly a teacher at the Timbertop campus of Geelong Grammar. His bestselling debut book, The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow bestselling debut book, The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow, described his journey through the waterways of Europe. He , described his journey through the waterways of Europe. He lives in Australia. lives in Australia.

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