For exploring interesting
coastal habitats a small dinghy (or a canoe) can have
many advantages over a big cruiser or motor boat.This
page will join me in excursions to the ecology of the
British coast (and wider afield if I ever get there!)
No Harry Potter for me, I was brought up on a bibliographic
diet of Arthur Ransome and Tove Jansson where the magic
lies simply in the seas and the shores around us.
If that was not inspiration enough I picked up H.W.Tilman
who taught me that 'comfort should not be expected by
he that goes awandering', but being impecunious I had
to follow closer to the example of Frank and Margaret
Dye and potter around in a battered wooden GP14.
These little notes were originally conceived for a
yachting magazine but Penthouse offered me more for
an article about 'the sex lives of the animals' so these
notes have never before seen the light of day.