Here's a great cruise story: E. Tambs' _The Cruise of the TEDDY_

Here's a great cruise story: E. Tambs' _The Cruise of the TEDDY_

Post by Peter Dowde » Wed, 23 Mar 1994 09:19:32

Another Ransome-introduced cruise book in the Mariner's Library series.
_The Cruise of the TEDDY_
Erling Tambs
Cape, about 1932 I think

Just started, here's my favourite bit so far:

"I had no fear of being run down. The chance of meeting a sailing vessel
hove-to on the opposite tack was negligible and according to the rules of
navigation all other ships had to steer clear of us"

The intro [a nice new bit of Ransome for such a fan as me] promises us a
climax of toddler clutching baby while sitting on stormwashed rock while
Dad swims to rescue Mum.

E. Tambs wrote this here in New Zealand in 1932, to pay for the rest of
the voyage after wrecking the TEDDY. Where did he end up? Is Tony Tambs
[the Hero] still around?

Peter

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