[Read] ➸ To The Baltic With Bob ➵ Griff Rhys Jones – Writerscompany.co.uk


To The Baltic With Bob In The Summer Of 2002, Two Profoundly Amateur Sailors, Griff And Bob, Set Off In An Elderly Yacht For Russia, Because, On The Map, It Looked Easier Than Sailing To Cornwall They Took Baines With Them, As He Knew How To Mend The Engine And This Is Their Story Over Four Long Months Of Applied Bickering In A Vessel No Bigger Than A London Taxi, They Visited Most Of The Geographically Interesting Restaurants On The Baltic Seaboard They Sailed, Over, And, Even At One Point, Onto The Mysterious Heart Of The Nordic World They Pushed Themselves To The Very Limits Of Human Endurance, Before Finally Agreeing To Wash Their Sleeping Bags On A Cool Cycle At Number Six To The Baltic With Bob Is The Full Account Of Their Stirring Journey Through The Longest Heat Wave The Frozen North Has Ever Suffered Of Three Men In Search Of The Answer To A Troubling Question Can You Really Outmanoeuvre A Mid Life Crisis By Running Away To Sea



10 thoughts on “To The Baltic With Bob

  1. says:

    Fun enough..shorter on laughs than the book blurb claimed but in fairness I rarely if ever judge a book solely on the reviews on the sleeve as it s often the case a mate of the author is providing some of the glowing assessments.However this is a good enough travel book disguised as an adventureI found it life on the adventure aspect as I think it s one of those you need to have been there thingsth


  2. says:

    An epic misadventure was a good subtitle for it Griff has an impressive command of English and uses it beautifully to paint the scene of their adventures Some words such as wan I hadn t heard of before now I know a word that is a short synonym for dreary Nowhere was the book dreary, sorry wan , though the references to sex shops and such like I found a bit unnecessary and puerile at times I am not sure


  3. says:

    Thank goodness I ve finish his book..it has everything I should like on paper, Sailing, Wooden Boats, Exploring new lands, Humour of Griff Rhys Jones, but for me it lacks all the above and I actually still can t day why I didn t enjoy it It certainly doesn t have the At least 3 good jokes on every page as promised by the Mail on Sunday review on the front cover A boat full of grumpy old men, a leaky, wet b


  4. says:

    There is no denying it Rhys Jones can write However he does seem perpetually angry This is a great description of a North Sea Baltic cruise in what sounds like an alarmingly damp wooden vessel Ryhs Jones is clearly an experienced sailor and makes light of what must have been some challenging passages However I couldn t shake the feeling that he resented writing the book somewhat I came away feeling that I was


  5. says:

    Who would have known Griff was not only an accomplished comedian comedy writer but what appears to be a gifted amateur sailor He does seem, at times, to have lumbered himself with particularly inept crew If I d had someone who managed to ram some rocks after repeatedly told to steer another course I d be getting rid of them pronto.Also the fact that he was paying what were friends to crew his yacht other than payi


  6. says:

    This is a well writte, and reasonably funny book The reason I only gave it three stars is because it is so very full of sailing jargon, and because of this is took me absolutely ages to read I also think it would be improved if it had maps attached detailing the route of the journey Not being familiar with the ins and outs of the Baltic myself I got lost quickly Obviously you could pull out your own map but that makes


  7. says:

    Turgid I mean, I guess the Baltic is a hard place to love, but Jones brings little delight to it And, to quote Chubby Brown, who the f is Bob I could see the point if he was some amazing character, cracking witticisms, shagging women and drinking the Baltic dry during Hell raising ventures ashore But no He remained a grey persona, un illuminated through observation or description, and I wondered what was the bloody point


  8. says:

    I love the sea, I love boats, even those with sails, but I struggled here There were glimpses of humour and I enjoyed that and interesting details, not all of which went over my head I d like to read another book by Griff withof that dry British humour which he is a master of.


  9. says:

    I enjoted this at first but began to flag towards the end It might be because I don t sail so a lot of the stuff about sailing didn t mean a great deal to me It all sounded pretty uncomfortable to me I was left wondering why anyone would want to sail so far.


  10. says:

    This book was great I was laughing out loud in public places reading the antics of this British comic, his friend Bob and their beautiful boat.


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