|By||Paul Antrobus, Charles Scooners|
|Non Fiction Genre||Leisure Boating/Sailing|
In three prequels and sixteen chapters with 130 colour pictures a collection of contemporary boating yarns around the rivers and creeks of the east coast of Essex and Suffolk, the area known as the ‘swatchways’, afloat and ashore. Inspired by ‘The Magic of the Swatchways’ by Maurice Griffiths first published 1932, we tell of all the same places and how they are today. The magic is revealed still here and accessible to all in yarns to entertain those already in the know, and inform and attract new visitors by land and sea.
Paul Antrobus: began sailing at Brightlingsea, raced and cruised offshore internationally. Former offshore columnist for Yachts & Yachting, now drinks columnist for Cowes Yachting and All At Sea publications . Charles Scoones now lives in New Zealand, but grew up cruising the swatchways in the 50s/60s. A professional photographer he contributes sailing logs for NZ magazines, and owns the 46ft motor yacht ‘Antiope’ based in UK/Europe
“You can dip into this book at any chapter for a short story. Great fun reading. Better,get to the Swatchways they write about and enjoy the magic at first hand” Bob Fisher, yachting journalist and author “Antrobus and Scoones found out that much of the magical quality of cruising these waters still exists…a beguiling chronicle that persuades me to set off for a lonely anchorage” Richard Woodman, Naval historian and novelist