Sail away with me

Country Life Every Week - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -

IREALLY en­joyed Oc­tavia Pol­lock’s ar­ti­cle ‘We did mean to go to sea’ (July 12), which brought back happy mem­o­ries of read­ing the book my­self as a small boy. At about that time, the BBC had a se­ries on Chil­drens’ Hour called The Green Sailors with a won­der­ful sig­na­ture tune—it seemed to em­body ev­ery­thing about small boats and the sea.

Much later in life, aged 31, I bought a Mir­ror dinghy named Flippa and, from there, I went to a cou­ple of Finns, fol­lowed by a Way­farer, un­til, 10 years ago, I pur­chased a Tide­way. A friend took this pic­ture of me sail­ing it last year in Bosham Creek—it is ev­ery inch a Swal­lows and Ama­zons boat. Ti­mothy Sal­ter, Hamp­shire

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