I took the Duck punt up to the Norfolk Salt Marshes and had three wonderful days sailing it through the labyrinths. I lived on the slug and spent every tide sailing around.
I had enjoyed sailing the punt on the Thames for the shake-downs but this is the sort of envronment it is designed for
sailing with the tide and defying the stream by seeking out the shallow bits
it was like chess on water - working out how to keep going - where to head for next
trying to work out where I am by taking a along a print out from google earth
it was bloody wonderful
I have always been keen on shallow sailing - this is ubershallow sailing.
apologies for the stuff about birds if they are of no interest to you but lieing in the duck punt, sailing with one hand while the migratory geese wheel overhead.....
and all in a boat that is so quick and easy to build
this was an utter revelation to me
exploring the world in an entirely new way