Creeksailor: Ready About on the River Blackwater by Tony Smith
Sub-titled "Exploring the creeks, ditches and shoals in a small boat," This "pocket book for the pocket cruiser" describes Tony Smith's adventures exploring the shallows of the U.K's Essex and Blackwater estuary region. Tony speaks specifically to the pocket cruiser and does not pretend to teach you how to cross the Channel or navigate a modern 40-footer in blue water—but he does know something about pushing, shoving, pulling, poling, and rowing his little boat up every inch of ever creek of the River Blackwater.
This 147-page book includes many wonderful color photos as well as a nice little interview with the author's mentor, the recently deceased legendary small-boat cruiser, Charles Stock. All in all a nice little book that puts one in the mood for creek crawling and poking about.
Because we try to find these less-well-known titles, and we have to import them directly form the U.K., in small batches, what would normally be an $18.95 retail price is now $29.95.