Narrow Dog to Indian River: How a Man, a Woman, a Dog & Their Narrowboat Conquered the Atlantic Intracoastal
- Publish Date: 2009-04-28
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Terry Darlington
From Virginia to Florida in an English canal boat.
Join the authors of one of the most hilarious travel memoirs ever written* on a wild odyssey aboard one of the most unlikely craft ever to sail U.S. waters.
No one had ever sailed an English narrowboat in the U.S. beforefor reasons that become clear when Terry Darlington, his wife, Monica, and their well-traveled dog, a whippet named Jim, begin a nine-month voyage down the 1,150-mile Intracoastal Waterway. But no sooner do they set out in the seven-foot-wide Phyllis May than they encounter an ice storm in Virginia and piranhas in North Carolina. The Georgia coast is a madmans jigsaw and in Florida the alligators wait patiently for Jim. But as they wend their way through golden marshes, incomparable cities, and lost arcadias, the intrepid trio aboard the beautiful painted boat reveals a South few of us have ever seen. And with frequent stops to dine on sweet tea, grits, and the freshest of the days catch, they make plenty of strange companions along the wayfrom wayfarers stopping to give Jim a good scratch behind the ears to exCIA agents and the Good Ole Boys of the Deep Southand discover that everyone has a story theyre only too willing to share.
Beautifully written, lovingly observed and very funny, Narrow Dog to Indian River takes you on a dangerous, surprising, and always entertaining journey through the wonderland of the South.