Griff Rhys Jones (Pdf / ebook) To the Baltic with Bob

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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 vess. Thank goodness I ve finish his bookit 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 boat and the description of some very stunning countryside is all I gained from it I would very much like to visit the Scandinavian countries but have been very much put off St Petersburg so perhaps all is not lost

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To the Baltic with Bob

El 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 s. Now that I have spent the summer sailing into many of the places that Bob and Co sailed into I thought a re read was in order Not a great literary tome but thoroughly enjoyable

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Leeping 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 uestion can you really outmanoeuvre a mid life crisis by running away to s. Turgid I mean I guess the Baltic is a hard place to love but Jones brings little delight to it And to uote 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 of it all Griff and Bob were about as interesting as a week in the Baltic frankly


10 thoughts on “To the Baltic with Bob

  1. says:

    Fun enoughshorter 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 assessmentsHowever this is a good enough travel book disguised as an adventureI found it life on the adven

  2. says:

    An epic misadventure was a good subtitle for it Griff has an impressive command of English and uses it beautifully to paint

  3. says:

    Thank goodness I've finish his bookit 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 boat and the d

  4. says:

    Now that I have spent the summer sailing into many of the places that Bob and Co sailed into I thought a re read

  5. 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 sail

  6. says:

    Who would have known Griff was not only an accomplished comediancomedy writer but what appears to be a gifted amateur sailor He does seem at ti

  7. 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

  8. says:

    Turgid I mean I guess the Baltic is a hard place to love but Jones brings little delight to it And to uote Chubby

  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 a

  10. 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 with of that dry British humour which he is a master of