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Eing to wash their sleeping bags on a cool cycle at number six To the Baltic with Bob is the full account of their stirring journey through the longest heat wave the frozen north has ever suffered of three men in search of the answer to a troubling uestion can you really outmanoeuvre a mid life crisis by running away to se. This is a well writte and reasonably funny book The reason I only gave it three stars is because it is so very full of sailing jargon and because of this is took me absolutely ages to read I also think it would be improved if it had maps attached detailing the route of the journey Not being familiar with the ins and outs of the Baltic myself I got lost uickly Obviously you could pull out your own map but that makes reading a bit cumbersome I do however know an awful lot about sailing and the Baltic region now than I did when I started the book Encounters with Rauschenberg uestion can you really outmanoeuvre a mid life crisis by running away to se. This is a well writte and reasonably funny book The reason I only gave it three stars is because it is so very full of sailing jargon and because of this is took me absolutely ages to read I also think it would be improved if it had maps attached detailing the route of the journey Not being familiar with the ins and outs of the Baltic myself I got lost Doctors, Ambassadors, Secretaries uickly Obviously you could pull out your own map but that makes reading a bit cumbersome I do however know an awful lot about sailing and the Baltic region now than I did when I started the book

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In the summer Baltic with MOBI #238 of two profoundly amateur sailors Griff and Bob set off in an To the eBook #213 elderly yacht for Russia because on the map it looked easier than sailing to Cornwall They took the Baltic with PDF #199 Baines with them as he knew how to mend the engine And this is their story Over four lo. Fun enoughshorter on laughs than the book blurb claimed but in fairness I rarely if ever judge a book solely on the reviews on the sleeve as it s often the case a mate of the author is providing some of the glowing assessmentsHowever this is a good enough travel book disguised as an adventureI found it life on the adventure aspect as I think it s one of those you need to have been there thingsthe suspense of deadlines and occasional boat problems don t recall a perfect storm but neither is this just a leisurely jaunt down the riverGriff is a decent enough writer and I think part of my unwillingness to go overboardno pun intended with this book is that the technicalities of the trip kind of went over my head me not being well schooled in sailingHowever it was far from boring and their is some interesting information on the countries visited which will enable me to bore folks about when finding myself in a discourse about Denmark or Helsinkia rare thing admittedlyI look forward to Griff writing a book about something I know about at some point as he is a gifted writer and tells a take well Edouard Manet unwillingness to go overboardno pun intended with this book is that the technicalities of the trip kind of went over my head me not being well schooled in sailingHowever it was far from boring and their is some interesting information on the countries visited which will enable me to bore folks about when finding myself in a discourse about Denmark or Helsinkia rare thing admittedlyI look forward to Griff writing a book about something I know about at some point as he is a gifted writer and tells a take well

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Ng months of applied bickering in a vessel no bigger than a London taxi they visited most of the geographically interesting restaurants on the Baltic seaboard They sailed over and even at one point onto the mysterious heart of the Nordic world They pushed themselves to the very limits of human endurance before finally agre. Who would have known Griff was not only an accomplished comediancomedy writer but what appears to be a gifted amateur sailor He does seem at times to have lumbered himself with particularly inept crew If I d had someone who managed to ram some rocks after repeatedly told to steer another course I d be getting rid of them prontoAlso the fact that he was paying what were friends to crew his yacht other than paying all expenses for a holiday that they would all enjoy makes me wonder whether they were fair weather friends All in all though a very enjoyable readI agree with another reviewer that a few charts would have been a welcome addition photos as well although the latter would have increased the price of the book


10 thoughts on “To the Baltic with Bob

  1. says:

    Fun enoughshorter on laughs than the book blurb claimed but in fairness I rarely if ever judge a book solely on the reviews on the sleeve as it's often the case a mate of the author is providing some of the glowing assessmentsHowever this is a good enough travel book disguised as an adventureI found it life on the adventure aspect as I think it's one of those 'you need to have been there ' thingsthe suspense of deadlines and oc

  2. says:

    An epic misadventure was a good subtitle for it Griff has an impressive command of English and uses it beautifully to paint

  3. says:

    Thank goodness I've finish his bookit has everything I should like on paper Sailing Wooden Boats Exploring new lands Humour of Griff Rhys Jones but for me it lacks all the above and I actually still can't day why I didn't enjoy it It certainly doesn't have the At least 3 good jokes on every page as promised by the Mail on Sunday review on the front cover A boat full of grumpy old men a leaky wet boat and the description of some very stunni

  4. says:

    Now that I have spent the summer sailing into many of the places that Bob and Co sailed into I thought a re read was in order Not a great literary tome but thoroughly enjoyable

  5. says:

    There is no denying it Rhys Jones can write However he does seem perpetually angry This is a great description of a North Se

  6. says:

    Who would have known Griff was not only an accomplished comediancomedy writer but what appears to be a gifted amateur sailor He does seem at times to have lumbered himself with particularly inept crew If I'd had someone who managed to ram some rocks after repeatedly told to steer another course I'd be getting rid of them prontoAlso the fact that he was paying what were friends to crew his yacht other than paying all expenses fo

  7. says:

    This is a well writte and reasonably funny book The reason I only gave it three stars is because it is so very full of sailing jargon

  8. says:

    Turgid I mean I guess the Baltic is a hard place to love but Jones brings little delight to it And to uote Chubby Brown who the f is Bob? I could see the point if he was some amazing character cracking witticisms shagging w

  9. says:

    I enjoted this at first but began to flag towards the end It might be because I don't sail so a lot of the stuff about sailing didn't mean a great deal to me It all sounded pretty uncomfortable to me I was left wondering why anyone would want to sail so far

  10. says:

    I love the sea I love boats even those with sails but I struggled here There were glimpses of humour and I enjoyed that and interesting details not all of which went over my head I'd like to read another book by Griff with of that dry British humour which he is a master of

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