The Voyage Alone in the Yawl "rob Roy"

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Categories: Nonfiction

One of several popular voyaging books by John MacGregor, this one published in 1867.
The son of General Sir Duncan MacGregor, he established a reputation of traveler, writing down his experiences duri


ng the journeys. For each trip, MacGregor had a new decked canoe built which retained its predecessor's title. The preface says: 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.

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