THE CRUISING ALMANAC 2019
The CA Almanac does what it says on the label. It covers the coast of North West Europe from Bergen to Gibraltar; the British Isles, and includes a few tempting pages that might encourage exploration of the growing network of European inland waterways. Extraneous information is kept to a minimum; there is no advertising (except for Imray’s linked publications) and tide tables are in a user-friendly separate volume. The graphics are excellent – though dim-eyed readers might want to comment on the tidal stream chartlets. At the heart of this almanac is the human voice: the contributors for each area who explain why one might want to visit a location and what might be a good route onwards. Experienced, essential guidance.