Jack De Crow is a little yellow dinghy complete with life-saving cream, that finds itself in the hands of a optimisitic but unprepared and ill-equipped captain, Australian author A.J. “Sandy” Mackinnon. Armed with a pith helmet, moderate sailing experience, an inability to row, and a collection of useless maps, he travels along the great rivers of Europe from Wales to Romania. This 4000 klm adventure will have you laughing out loud and shaking your head in disbelief at the brilliant insanity of his escapades.
Definitely aimed at armchair travellers as no one else would be crazy enough to use it as a travel guide, but once you start this journey it is difficult to stop.
If you like reading this genre, you may like to try Driving over lemons and The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society by Chris Stewart and A piano in the Pyrenees by Tony Hawks.