To the Baltic with Bob review Ê 103



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 revie

  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 the book has won me

  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 description of some ve

  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 was in order Not a great literary tome but thoroughly enjoyable

  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 sailor and makes light of what must have been some challenging passages However I couldn't shake the feeling tha

  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 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 prontoAlso the fact that he was paying what were friends to crew his yacht other than paying all expe

  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

  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 Chubb

  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:

    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

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characters µ eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Griff Rhys Jones

Ing 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 uestion can you really outmanoeuvre a mid life crisis by running away to sea. 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

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In the summer of Baltic with MOBI #238two profoundly amateur sailors Griff and Bob set off in an To the eBook #213 elderly yacht for Russia because on the map it looked easier than sailing to Cornwall They took the Baltic with PDF #199 Baines with them as he knew how to mend the engine And this is their story Over four lon. 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

characters µ eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Griff Rhys Jones

G 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 agree. 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 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 prontoAlso the fact that he was paying what were friends to crew his yacht other than paying all expenses for a holiday that they would all enjoy makes me wonder whether they were fair weather friends All in all though a very enjoyable readI agree with another reviewer that a few charts would have been a welcome addition photos as well although the latter would have increased the price of the book