Setting off with a Michelin road map down the River Thames and into spring tides, the Bells got lost in fog, blundered into a nudist colony and missed a scheduled channel crossing. This was followed by some quite
idyllic paddling through the waterways of France before striking the in winter, again being caught by fog after having lost their compass overboard. Thirteen years,two continents and two children later, they finally reached Dar es Salaam.
A terrific, uproarious story.
John Platter: wine and travel writer.