The Voyage Alone in the Yawl "Rob Roy"
From London to Paris, and by Harve across the Channel to the Isle of Wight, South Coast, &c., &c.
This edition features illustrations and linked Footnotes.
In the earlier part of this voyage, and where it was most wished for, along the dangerous coast of France, fine weather came.
Next there was an amphibious interlude to the Paris Exhibition, while the Rob Roy sailed inland.
Thence her course over the sea brought the yawl across the broad Channel (100 miles) to Cowes and its Regattas, and to rough water in dark nights of thunder, until once more in the Thames and up the Medway she was under bright skies again.
Cooking and sleeping on board, the writer performed the whole journey without any companion; and perhaps this log of the voyage will show that it was not only delightful to the lone sailor, but useful to others.
CONTENTS (abridged list)
Project — On the stocks — Profile — Afloat alone — Smart lads — Swinging — Anchors — Happy boys — Sea reach — Good looks — Peep below — Important trifles — In the well — Chart — Watch on deck — Eating an egg — Storm sail.
Worcester — Swedish lesson — English boys — A prophecy — Letter — Request — Reply — The ‘Dolphin.’
APPENDIX. BOYS’ TRAINING SHIPS.
About the Author
"John MacGregor (1825 – 1892), nicknamed Rob Roy after a renowned relative, was a Scottish explorer, travel writer and philanthropist. He is generally credited with the development of the first sailing canoes and with popularising canoeing as a middle class sport in Europe and the United States. He founded the British Royal Canoe Club (RCC) in 1866.
MacGregor worked as a barrister in London, and was an accomplished artist and drew all the art in his travel books."--Wikipedia