George Holmes’s illustrated and often hand-written cruise accounts frequently appeared in the pages of the Humber Yawl Club Yearbook, and later in The Yachting Monthly. Here is a cruise he made in Denmark in 1894, and written up a few years later. He and his companion shipped their canoe yawls, each of about 3/4 ton displacement, as deck cargo by steamer from Grimsby to Esbjerg, thence by railway truck across Denmark to its Baltic coast, all with no fuss, for a three week vacation. Good luck with that plan today. George’s boat in this account, Kittiwake, survives today in the Maritime Museum at Hull. Click the image to read the PDF. This yarn, many others, and much else will be found in Holmes of the Humber.