Canoe Cruise In Palestine Egypt

This is the Middle East seen from a truly unique perspective - airy minarets, colourful markets and Pasha's palaces give way to solitary marshes full of strange fishes and reed-lined rivers teeming with bird and animal life seen at close ...

Canoe Cruise In Palestine Egypt

Canoe Cruise In Palestine Egypt

Of all the travels of an adventurous age, none have been more quirky and colourful than this Victorian traverse of the Middle East by canoe. Transported to the Suez Canal by steamer, the Rob Roy - an oak and cedar one-man kayak canoe – slipped into the water at Port Said and began a six months voyage. Stalked by jackals, shadowed by bandits and attacked by crocodiles, MacGregor battles on to be rewarded with the adventure of a lifetime. This is the Middle East seen from a truly unique perspective - airy minarets, colourful markets and Pasha's palaces give way to solitary marshes full of strange fishes and reed-lined rivers teeming with bird and animal life seen at close range, then give way again to eerie stretches dominated by deserted temples and ruins. Crossing deserts by horseback or steam train when no channel can be found, MacGregor follows great rivers to their sources, explores remote shores and mixes happily with the many peoples he meets along the way, captured here in all their rich diversity. This is as much a portrait of the way life can be lived as it is of a landscape. It is also a remarkable naturalist's account and a true-life epic worthy of Jules Verne. Illustrated with charming line drawings and practical notes on the design of the canoe, its provisioning and clothes and food necessary this is a book that cries out to be read.

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Canoe Cruise In Palestine Egypt
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: J. MacGregor
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-16 - Publisher: Routledge

Of all the travels of an adventurous age, none have been more quirky and colourful than this Victorian traverse of the Middle East by canoe. Transported to the Suez Canal by steamer, the Rob Roy - an oak and cedar one-man kayak canoe – slipped into the water at Port
A Canoe Cruise in Palestine, Egypt, and the Waters of Damascus
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: John MacGregor
Categories: Canoes and canoeing
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher:

Of all the travels of an adventurous age, none have been more quirky and colourful than this Victorian traverse of the Middle East by canoe. Transported to the Suez Canal by steamer, the Rob Roy - an oak and cedar one-man kayak canoe - slipped into the water at Port
A Canoe Cruise in Palestine and Egypt and the waters of Damascus
Language: en
Pages: 508
Authors: James Macgregor
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-09 - Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

This book brings back the adventures of a wonderful canoe cruise on the waters in the Near and Middle East. The voyage starts in Alexandria with the Suez Canal, continues up the River Nile, then switches to the Jordan and River Mushra and goes back to Port Said. The tour
The Rob Roy on the Jordan, Nile, Red Sea, and Gennesareth, &c
Language: en
Pages: 464
Authors: John MacGregor
Categories: Canoes and canoeing
Type: BOOK - Published: 1874 - Publisher:

Books about The Rob Roy on the Jordan, Nile, Red Sea, and Gennesareth, &c
The Rob Roy on the Jordan
Language: en
Pages: 450
Authors: John MacGregor
Categories: Canoes and canoeing
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07 - Publisher:

John MacGregor was born in Gravesend, England in 1825 and became widely known as an adventure traveler and pioneer of the sport of canoeing, introducing the kayak into Europe following a visit to North America in 1858. He knew such diverse figures as Harriett Beecher Stowe, Henry Morton Stanley, and

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