The Improbable Voyage by Tristan Jones

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An account of Tristan Jones's 2,307 mile across Europe, from the North Sea to the Black Sea via the rivers Rhone and Danube, in his 36-ft oceangoing trimaran. It is a continuation of his round-the-world journey begun in the story of "Outward Leg". Battling ice and cold , life-threatening rapids and narrow defiles, petty-minded bureaucrats, customs officials and frontier police, the indomitable Tristan made his way through eight contries and emerged triumphant, if battered, bruised and penniless, at the Black Sea. This voyage provides a glimpse of the quality of life along Europe's oldest water routes and behind the Iron Curtain. Flying the Red Ensign , the Stars and Stripes and the Red Dragon of Wales, and playing bagpipe music at full volume Tristan announced his passage in every town, city, and country. He became legendary along the Danube.
 

About Tristan Jones

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Tristan Jones is one of the best-known authors of sailing stories writing today. A Welshman, he left school at age 14 to work on sailing barges and spent the rest of his life at sea - as a Navy seaman, a delivery skipper, and as a daring adventurer in search of new seagoing challenges. The author of 16 books, Jones lived in Phuket, Thailand for 10 years before his death in 1995.
 
Published January 1, 1987 by Grafton. 416 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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