The Improbable VoyageBook - 1998
Continuing the story begun in Outward Leg, The Improbable Voyage is the astonishing account of Tristan Jones' 2,307-mile voyage across Europe in an ocean-going trimaran. Having half-recovered in an Amsterdam hospital from broken ribs & a collapsed lung, Jones, together with his crew, sets off up the Rhine & experiences the most severe winter known in Europe for many years. Battling ice & cold, petty-minded bureaucrats & customs officials, Bulgarian gun-boats & Romanian frontier police, he charts his hazardous course up the Rhine & down the Danube. Flying the Red Ensign, the Stars & Stripes, & the Red Dragon of Wales, Jones sails indomitably through Holland, Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Romania & Bulgaria to emerge triumphant, if penniless, in the Black Sea. The people from all walks of life whom Jones meets on this unlikely voyage & the adventures, both hilarious & daunting, that he & his crew experience along the way, form the substance of a book that will warm the hearts of the ever-increasing number of Jones' devotees.
Publisher: Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. : 1998. Sheridan House,
Edition: 1st pbk. ed
Branch Call Number: ANF 914.3404 JONE
Characteristics: 332 p. ; 23 cm