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They were shrimp fascinating people and this book gives an excellent insight into life ‘upstairs’ and Cambridge from the s onwards. Shrimpy by Shane Acton. Shane Acton’s writing style is much better in this book than his subsequent one Shrimpy Sails Again, I think because the first was a big success and he became self-conscious. Glad Shane is still remembered! News all Most Read Most Recent.

Shrimpy: A Record Round-The-World Voyage in an 18 Foot Yacht by Shane Acton

Sandra Cobner rated it it was amazing Jun 13, Shane Acton was in his mid 20s and mostly broke when he decided he would like to zhane sailing. Thanks shrimpg telling us about the problem. My mother was a college ‘sister’ at three Cambridge colleges and numbered many bedders amongst her great friends. The addition of three more Cambridge names to the illustrious roster of Nobel laureates has prompted Ken Drake to get in touch.

His voyage continues alone across the Atlantic during which he extracts one of his own teethto Panama where he finds a girl friend who joins him for the voyage across the Pacific to Australia. Readerer marked it as to-read Jul 21, qcton Posted by William Serjeant at For three days we hung on battered, damp and lost; although the sun was often out I couldn’t keep still enough to get a sight with a sextant.

Another benefit of a small boat He was able to effect a temporary repair with greasy rags, which actually lasted until he arrived weeks later in Cyprus. Stirling rated it it was amazing Oct 11, Many readers will recall the days when the fantastic line-up of scooters shown here was a common sight in Cambridge’s market square.

He first set sail from the Cam in at the age of 22 in his tiny 18ft yacht, Shrimpy. I am his sister and have acotn scrapbooks of him and letters he sent from all over the world.

True story of Shane, Iris, and a boat called Shrimpy

I am doing some research and any information would be appreciated could be of great assistance. He left his job as stage door keeper at the Arts Theatre and set about his second voyage. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I believe it is from the Cambridge Evening News, which was his local paper, and which helped him in many ways, and published his articles.

Josh Boyles marked it as to-read Jan 30, After the war his father was demobbed and in took a job at Nottingham so Clive moved to West Bridgeford Grammar School, which had some really outstanding maths teachers. He sailed westabout through the Panama Canalcircling the globe and returning to England as a local celebrity eight years later. In Australia he raises some money from Excellent true story of a man with no sailing experience or skills who buys a tiny 16 foot boat, motors it down the river Cam from Cambridge to the sea.

Andrew Magann added it Dec 10, She sailed with him from Panama to Bali and joined him again at the Greek island of Symi, North of Rhodes, and together they visited 15 Mediterranean islands before passing through the French canals to the Bay of Biscay, the English Channel and home to Cambridge.

Inhe set off on a second voyage from England to Central America via the French canals, the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands and wrote a book of this voyage Shrimpy sails again. Cambridgeshire Mayor Readers sceptical over Cambridge metro expansion plans.

They met in Panama, where Iris had gone to see shgimpy friends.

Thor Lie marked it as to-read Feb 22, Andy rated it it was amazing Avton 04, Ralph Wright added it Feb 21, Aakanksha gandhi rated it really liked it Sep 06, Most Read Most Recent. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He had lived for many years in Costa Rica, and died of lung cancer on February 25, at the age of 55 in Cambridge.

Education Autistic Cambridge teen pens touching letter to teacher who ‘helped her spread her wings’ Lauren joined Gretton Autism School last year after having a tough time at her previous school. Jenn rated it it was amazing Sep 27, Giorgi Kupatadze marked it as to-read Aug 20, That he was contented with the life he was living was obvious because his whole being exuded peace — so as well as ‘yes’ to Shrimpy, it was also ‘yes’ to Shane. Shane, who grew up in Coniston Road, Coleridge, finally settled on a “paradise island” near Golfito in Costa Rica, where he lived alone, growing his own food and taking American tourists on game fishing expeditions.

Dame marked it as to-read Jul 12, After being towed through the Suez Canal, he and Iris enjoyed a leisurely cruise of the Mediterranean before making it home to Cambridge.