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.