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Especially when it struck a personal chord - Toby visited my hometown and "his experience" was worth half a page of flat text. The perfect book for our times: from tragedy and stormy seas, come hope, connection, and elemental awe. The authors’ light touch when describing his heath problems don’t hide the fact that this is also a very sad tale, but one in which hope and joy shine through.

His story is inspirational and very moving and as he described his adventures I felt like I was with him. The trip is done in stages over a few years, the longest section was the coast of France and Spain and it is near the end of this section that there is a shift in Toby’s mood, whether it was realising he was having to go back to real life or when he realised he hadn’t thought of his brother for a few days or maybe it wasn’t Toby but this reader sensing the end of the book but it was like some of the colour had drained out of the world. The book starts off sharing family history, explaining health conditions and why he wanted to do this, a rather clever method was done to share this.He had a contagious wonder for the world, spotting a dolphin and taking a moment to appreciate it existing with him in that moment. Obviously, I understand how hard it must have been to finish writing a book someone else started when Katie didn't even experience what her brother lived through but at the very least, maybe it would've been worth it for her to go to the places he went and try and picture what he felt by being there, instead of looking at photos on Google. The reason for 3 stars is I found the first and last thirds enjoyable but the middle 100 pages ish I found repetitive in their descriptions and sometimes lost where we were, how he got there, where the car suddenly appears from, even which year it is. I will also admit to being drawn to the book because it was written following the death of Toby Carr - had it not been for that, I probably wouldn’t have looked at it. There is something special about people experiencing loss who decide to make the most of life while they still have the opportunity.

A guide and companion for us all, whether we are embarking on voyages of our choosing or dealing with waves and storms dealt to us. Whilst he knew his would not get to live as long as he should, he just got on with it and made things happen. It’s a book I will keep on my bookshelf and remember and refer to when visiting some of the places in the future. I read this wonderful book often with a lump in my throat, many tears in my eyes and a racing pulse, because of the pure adventure of his inspirational physical and emotional endeavours. No stranger to weathering a storm after living with a rare life-limiting condition and facing the death of his brother, avid kayaker Toby Carr set out to explore the areas of the Forecast.This a great book for anyone who loves the outdoors, the sea and adventure whether in life or from the arm chair as well as a story of personal challenge and heartbreak. Written by his sister Katie from Toby's extensive notes and recordings, Moderate Becoming Good Later is both an epic adventure – sometimes choppy, constantly moving – and a personal voyage of discovery that includes old friends and new, plenty of wildlife, and the ever-present sea.

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