A new website for the Albert Strange Association

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Thumbnail images from the Albert Strange Association website

Dick Wynne of the Albert Strange Association has emailed to say that the ASA has a new website.

This is a busy, active society and the site has lots of content to read and many photos of boats well worth our admiration. A few members own Albert Strange boats or works of art, but I gather the key requirement for membership is Continue reading “A new website for the Albert Strange Association”


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A Thousand Miles in the Rob Roy Canoe

A Thousand Miles in the Rob Roy Canoe

I’ve been looking at the Dixon-Price Publishing catalogue after receiving a nice email from the brains behind the outfit, Kendall Hanson. I think there are two books that probably deserve particular attention – and which I would certainly like to read myself.

The first is A Thousand Miles in the Rob Roy Canoe, the first groundbreaking book by the father of modern kayaking and canoe camping, John MacGregor.

MacGregor sails and paddles alone in a double-ended canoe on the lakes and rivers of Continue reading “A Thousand Miles in the Rob Roy Canoe”