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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409081586
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432
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Narrow Dog to Indian River




Two pensioners and a whippet sail their English narrowboat down America's 1,000 mile long Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway...

Having survived their voyage to Carcassonne, you might expect pensioners Terry and Monica Darlington and their whippet, Jim, to retire to a comfortable corner of their favourite pub. But no, they looked to the New World for an extraordinary new adventure...
No-one had ever sailed an English narrowboat in the US before, for reasons that became abundantly clear during the 9-month voyage of the Phyllis May – including 30-mile sea crossings, blasting heat, tornadoes, hurricanes and all manner of intimidating wildlife. But the real danger came from the locals: the Good Ole Boys and Girls of the Deep South. Colonels, bums, captains, planters, heroes, drunks, gongoozlers, dancing dicks and beautiful spies – they all want to meet the Brits on the narrow painted boat and their thin dog and take them home and party them to death. Beautifully written, lovingly observed, and very funny, Narrow Dog to Indian River takes you on a dangerous, surprising and always entertaining journey as a thousand miles of the little-known South-East Seaboard unfold at six miles an hour– the golden marshes of the Carolinas, the incomparable cities of Charleston and Savannah, and the lost arcadias of Georgia and Florida.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409081586
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432
Categories:

About the Author

Terry Darlington

Terry Darlington was brought up in Wales in the early forties between a Sunderland Flying Boat base and some oil storage tanks, an ill-chosen location at the time. In Stone in Staffordshire he founded Research Associates - market research worldwide - now run by the next generation, who are much better at it than he was. He also founded Stone Master Marathoners, and as President he is still used for ceremonial purposes. He likes boating but knows nothing about it.

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Praise for Narrow Dog to Indian River

“A classic of the genre”

INDEPENDENT

“Highly entertaining...combines the pioneering spirit of the Wild West with the best in armchair travel”

THE LADY

“As good as if not better than Narrow Dog to Carcassonne ”

BRIAN PATTEN

“Rollicking adventure...engaging, romantic and literary”

BIRMINGHAM POST

“Jim easily steals the laurels from Jerome's Montmorency”

YOUR DOG magazine


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