The Improbable Voyage

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1998-07-01
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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The Improbable Voyage is the astonishing account of TRistan Jones' 2,307 mile voyage across Europe in Outward Leg. Continuing his round-the-world journey, Tristan traveled from the North Sea to the Black Sea via the rivers Rhine and Danube. Tristan welcomed each difficulty as a challenge to be met and overcome. Battling ice and cold, life-threatening rapids and narrow defiles, German bureaucrats and Romanian frontier police, Tristan made his way through eight countries and emerged triumphant, if battered, bruised and penniless, at the Black Sea. Tristan gives us a vivid glimpse of the quality of life along Europe's oldest water routes and behind the Iron Curtain.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 9
On Pioneeringp. 13
Some Boot, Some Lacep. 21
More Haste--Less Speedp. 27
The Pause That Refreshedp. 35
Deutschland uber Alesp. 41
The Lilt of the Loreleip. 49
Bounding on the Main and Reboundingp. 55
'Mid Pleasures and Palacesp. 61
Blocked and Besetp. 71
Out of the Trap and Over the Gapp. 91
Docks, Rocks, Stocks, Old Jocks and Shocksp. 101
Death Trapp. 111
Gorgeous Gorgesp. 119
Aspiring Spiresp. 129
Inquiring Choirsp. 135
From the Sublime to the Gorblimep. 143
The Bear's Pawp. 151
The Setupp. 161
Running the Gauntletp. 171
The Green Fields Beyondp. 183
A Tale of Two Citiesp. 195
The Naked Truthp. 207
When You Go, You Go Yugoslaviap. 219
Beautiful and Bad; Charming and Repulsivep. 227
Last Outpostsp. 235
Through the Iron Gatesp. 247
The Lost Planet and the Voidp. 259
Learning About Rumaniap. 271
Captains and Capitalistsp. 283
Hulls, Hells and Highwaterp. 299
Thalassa!p. 309
Victorious, Happy and Half-Knackeredp. 319
List of Ports of Callp. 331
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