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The Rob Roy on the Jordan:Canoeing the Nile, Red Sea, Palestine & Egypt


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Weight 1000 g
Dimensions 45 × 35 × 16 mm
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An epic journey made in a cedar 14 foot long canoe named Rob Roy. The design was unique with detachable panels behind the seat for easy access for stores and long enough to form part of a bed, covering was a large waterproof sheet, doubling as a sail. John MacGregor (1825 – 1892) was a wealthy Scotsman of eclectic interests with a taste for adventure. He graduated from Trinity College. Cambridge. became a barrister at – law in the Temple. London. MacGregor generally ignored the practice after 1853 and devoted his life to travel and philanthropy, and formed and became Captain of the Royal Canoe Club: England. In addition to A Thousand Miles, be also wrote three other popular voyaging books: A Voyage alone in the Yawl Rob Roy (1867): The Rob Ray on the Baltic (1867); and The Rob Roy on the Jordan, Red Sea, and Gennesareth (1869). Re-bound red leather. WAS £300.