Lowestoft Lifeboat called in after engine failure on historic yacht favoured by Swallows and Amazons author Arthur Ransome

A historic yacht reputed to be favourite of “Swallows and Amazons” author Arthur Ransome has been rescued by a Lowestoft crew after her engine failed off the Suffolk coast… Continue reading Lowestoft Lifeboat called in after engine failure on historic yacht favoured by Swallows and Amazons author Arthur Ransome

Nancy Blackett in “Country Life”: We Did Mean to Go to Sea

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Pack up the family and set sail for a British classic: A maritime adventure in Suffolk

It’s depicted in one of Arthur Ransome’s later Swallows And Amazons books — and this year is the 50th anniversary of the writer’s death. We meet Gary, a retired engineer, at Shotley Pier, which is rotting slowly into the river. Ambitious locals want … Continue reading Pack up the family and set sail for a British classic: A maritime adventure in Suffolk