If I may be forgiven a bit of self-plagiarism, here's a mini review I posted some time ago somewhere else on this site:
The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow
by A J Mackinnon
Slightly eccentric Aussie (trademark: always wears a pith helmet) quits his job teaching English
at a college in North Wales and decides it would make a nice exit if he sailed away down the river Severn for a few miles in an old Mirror dinghy
. Many months, locks, rivers, canals, and a Channel crossing later, he is still sailing, final destination
: Bulgaria and the Black Sea. The wonderful self-deprecating humor
, great adventure and memorable encounters make this a one-of-a-kind story that certainly will stay with you for a while.