An Inland Voyage

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An Inland Voyage is an account of a canoeing trip through Belgium and northern France undertaken in 1876, when the author was 36 years old. Stevenson and his companion, Sir Walter Grindlay Simpson each had a kayak style wooden canoe, with a deck and rigged with a sail. Starting in Belgium, then travelling down river in France from Mauberge (near Mons) to Pontoise on the outskirts of Paris, the book paints a charming picture of western Europe in a more innocent age.
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Overview

An Inland Voyage is an account of a canoeing trip through Belgium and northern France undertaken in 1876, when the author was 36 years old. Stevenson and his companion, Sir Walter Grindlay Simpson each had a kayak style wooden canoe, with a deck and rigged with a sail. Starting in Belgium, then travelling down river in France from Mauberge (near Mons) to Pontoise on the outskirts of Paris, the book paints a charming picture of western Europe in a more innocent age.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781906780401
  • Publisher: John Beaufoy Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/1/2011
  • Series: Stanfords Travel Classics
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Louis Stevenson was not only a gifted writer, he was also an indefatigable traveller. His thirst for adventure was formed by his boyhood visits to remote Scottish lighthouses, and he spent most of his life fleeing the rigours of cold climes and social orthodoxy. Along the way he travelled through France, Belgium, America, and the South Pacific.
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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Antwerp to Boom 1

On the Willebroek Canal 5

The Royal Sport Nautique 10

At Maubeuge 15

On the Sambre Canalised: To Quartes 20

Pont-sur-Sambre:

We are Pedlars 25

The Travelling Merchant 31

On the Sambre Canalised: To Landrecies 36

At Landrecies 41

Sambre and Oise Canal: Canal boats 45

The Oise in Flood 50

Origny Sainte-Benoîte

A By-day 57

The Company at Table 63

Down the Oise: To Moy 69

La Fère of Cursed Memory 74

Down the Oise: Through the Golden Valley 80

Noyon Cathedral 82

Down the Oise: To Compiegne 87

At Compiègne 90

Changed Times 95

Down the Oise: Church interiors 101

Précy and the Marionnettes 107

Back to the World 117

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