It is difficult to say where this story begins. In one sense it began when I first went sailing, whilst on holiday in France at the age of 11. Or perhaps it began with my first introduction to the Norfolk Broads, the following year. Rediscovering the Broads in recent years on a family holiday also played its part.
At any rate, a few years ago the idea was conceived that my dad, David, would like to join his two elder sons, Jon and myself for a sailing trip on the Broads.
What follows is an account of that trip, which finally took place in June 2005, but first a bit of background. It’s time to meet the place, the boat, the crew and the idea. Then we can move on to the diary of the trip.