THE voyage about to be
described was made last Autumn in a small Canoe, with a double paddle
and sails, which the writer managed alone.
The route led sometimes over mountains and through forests and plains,
where the boat had to be carried or dragged. The waters navigated were
as follows: The Rivers Thames, Sambre, Meuse, Rhine, Main, Danube, Reuss,
Aar, Ill, Moselle, Meurthe, Marne, and Seine.
The Lakes Titisee, Constance, Unter See, Zurich, Zug, and Lucerne,
together with six canals in Belgium and France, and two expeditions in
the open sea of the British Channel.
April 25, 1866.
The Author's Profits from
the First and Second editions were given to the Royal National Life-Boat
Institution and to the Shipwrecked Mariners Society.
A Thousand Miles in the Rob Roy Canoe (pdf)