Koninklijke Vereniging - Société Royale




B O E K B E S P R E K I N G  door : Frank NEYTS

Recently Whittles Publishing released a maritime title, “Mediterranean. A year around a charmed and troubled sea.”, written by Huw Kingston On 26 April 2014 Huw kayaked away from Gallipoli in Turkey to begin a 12-month and ultimately 17-country journey around the Mediterranean. He spent three months navigating the coastlines of Greece and the Balkans before a further three months walking the full length of the European Alps. He then cycled across Southern France and through Spain before returning to his kayak for the journey along the coast of Andalucia to cross the Strait of Gibraltar to North Africa.

During winter Huw continued by bike across Morocco, through Algeria – under police escort – and into Tunisia. Ever worsening circumstances in Libya forced an unexpected swap from bike to rowboat. Then followed 1,500 km of rowing day and night across the middle of the Mediterranean. It was Huw’s first time in a rowing boat. Kayaking the last 1,000 km, he arrived back in Gallipoli after 363 days, in time for the Anzac Centenary. This incredible journey is a fascinating story of adventure travel, endurance, and above all the power of human kindness. With the Mediterranean witnessing the worst refugee crisis since World War II, Huw’s epic journey raised much-needed funds for the children of war-torn Syria.

Mediterranean” (ISBN 978-1-84995-274-3) is issued as a softback. The book counts 212 pages and costs £19.99 or $25.95. The book can be ordered via every good book shop, or directly with the publisher, Whittles Publishing, Dunbeath Mill, Dunbeath, Cairness IKW6 6EG, Scotland (UK), e-mail:,



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