Posted by Peter Ceresole on July 08, 2016 at 11:02:50 user PeterC.
In Reply to: 'Britain's Lost Waterlands - Escape to Swallows & Amazons Country' posted by Mike Dennis on July 07, 2016 at 05:51:25:
I quite enjoyed it, although no more than that. The trouble for me was that by choosing to explore three places, they never quite got under the skin of any one.
The John Sargent programme, by using a clear AR enthusiast and giving the full hour to the Lake District was much more satisfying. And a BBC TV series "Keep Turning Right", in which a chap sailed around the British Isles in a yacht, did a much superior programme about Walton and Hanford Water, including some very nice sailing in inches of water, and the Red Sea, which brought SW very much to life. It was better because it took much more time in one place, including a lot more about sailing between markers an withies, and the history of explosives manufacturing, the quays and creeks for which explained a lot about the North West Passage.
Warning; this was some time ago, I haven't taken notes, but if you come across it, it's jolly good.
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