My partner and I have used the author's Southern Ionian guide on three holidays now, and found it a fascinating and very useful companion. It's great to now have the insight into Rod's early days afloat provided by this very entertaining book.
For me this is a great example of the best kind of adventure story telling. The skill and bravery involved in surviving these exploits is probably understated and not for the feint hearted. A yachting adventure to rival any.
I have sailed the Med in a 30 foot boat since 1999 so have read and used many of Rods pilot books. I have yet to meet a fellow sailor who does not have a copy on board. But what a joy to read how it all started and on small boats too. Rod has two very good stories to tell and he relates them wonderfully well in this book. Tony Bannister
I really enjoyed reading this book. Makes me want to hire a boat and sail the rivers and canals of Europe - wouldn't want to do it in my own boat though! Can thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys pottering about on the water.