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The Canoe Boys


It's too late in the year!" they were advised but they still did it. By canoe from Bowling to Kyle of Lochalsh with numerous stops along the way Alastair Dunnett and Seamas Adam spent a heady Autumn in the 1934 meandering up the glorious West Coast of Scotland. On their way they sent reports back to the Daily Record informing the readers of their progress and the people they met along the way. Their account makes fascinating reading as they were hailed by onlookers and bystanders wherever they went as 'The Canoe Boys'. Escapades as varied as running the infamous tide-rush of the Dorus Mhor to a balmy harvest working on Calve Island off Mull quenching their thirst with a mug of drammach (oats and water) are related in superb lyrical style by Dunnett. This is an adventure story of youthful exuberance and of how life once was lived before the war changed everything for ever. Fully illustrated with archival material and contemporary press cuttings this cult travelogue will find a new market among the growing numb

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Cordee Code: CTK560
Author: Alastair Dunnett
No of Pages: 208
Page Size: 189 x 246 mm
ISBN 10: 1903238994
ISBN 13: 9781903238998
Publisher: In Pinn
Published Date: May 2007
Edition: New ed , May-2007
Binding: Paperback
Illustrations: b/w photos
Weight: 630g

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