SMALL BOAT TO THE SKAGERRAK by Roger Pilkington

SMALL BOAT TO THE SKAGERRAK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The 45 foot Commodore, which has been through Holland and Belgium, points her way north and ambles in unhurried fashion via inland waterways, canals, and rivers, from Holland and Germany to Denmark and Sweden and Norway. This is voyaging in unfamiliar territory, for the encounters along the waterways bear little similarity to regular touring, the type of travel gives time for much inclusion of local history, stories, incidents, and the towns and villages seen are not guidebook regulars. Locks and bridges, harbors and islands, unscheduled landings and shank's mare explorations, cities and castles, -- almost every spot has its own identifying description of past events or legends, as the Commodore's faithful single paraffin engine chugs from place to place. The delight of Dr. Pilkington in his boat's performance and in his journeying gives this great charm and David Knight's black and white illustrations are pleasant companions for this out-of-the-way traveling. All small boat men with an interest in foreign waters should find good cruising here.

Pub Date: April 27th, 1960
Publisher: St. Martin's Press