My last Solent sail before the big thrust North
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My address is Genoa Lodge, Deben Lane, Waldringfield, Suffolk IP12 4QN
If I am to re-boot the series with a boat that can keep me, the camera gear and my clothes dry and warm I need to average £2K per film - or about a third of the money that the bikini sailors earn per Week. Thanks for considering helping that happen
Anorak moment; the yacht at 13.50 and in the bottom LH photos is “Storm”, which featured in so many of Maurice Griffiths shorts stories, particularly “Magic of the Swatchways”. Owned on the South Coast for many years, now back on the East Coast. (real anorak hard luck, when it was for sale last year my wife said i couldn’t buy another boat. Now it has been sold she changed her mind…)
this is keep turning left – all serious sailors wear anoraks on the outside
some of us wear them on the inside as well
nothing wrong with that
it is knowing when to stop wearing it that distinguishes the outer man from the inner boy
I appreciate that anorak point have read the book a few times and always wondered if any of his boats have survived. It was one of his favorites too. Thank you for pointing it out :)
Euan, the two boats owned before and after are still around, Swan exists but needs restoration, Nightfall is supposed to be in better than new condition.
I have never read any of his books…..
I guess it is time I grasped the nettle
just ordered magic of the swatchways… I shall read it in Scotland
You’ll enjoy it (I hope) but would have made better reading than Secret Water whilst in the Walton Backwaters. Lots of creeks, mud and old boats.
Here’s something stranger; I posted the anorak comment 13 days ago. I am now the new owner of Storm. A whirlwind few days from seeing the advert on Thursday, the survey on Monday, and the Bill of Sale in the post today but also e mailed.
I can’t believe this has happened!
brilliant – when is your first sail then?
Could have been over Easter to get to Titchmarsh, but now a road delivery trip & so first sail will be put until immediate repairs undertaken (surveyor says was OK if needed to be under her own steam).