Yacht WINDFLOWER. Overboard !

A cartoon by Peter Milburn, from WINDFLOWER's visitors' book, showing Dolly falling in while Skipper Mussett observes from foredeck. Enough people were on hand to do something and Sir Richard coped with the situation by going below for a large whisky.

Another family member adds it was on a trip up the Blackwater to Heybridge Basin where we ran aground - ...
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Yacht WINDFLOWER. Overboard !
A cartoon by Peter Milburn, from WINDFLOWER's visitors' book, showing "Dolly" falling in while Skipper Mussett observes from foredeck. Enough people were on hand to do something and Sir Richard coped with the situation by going below for a large whisky.
Another family member adds it was on a trip up the Blackwater to Heybridge Basin where we ran aground - easily done - and the ensuing gybe swept poor Gran clean over the side - to Skipper's concerned exclamation "Thar She Goo" - after a brief disappearance in the muddy water, to everyone's huge relief she stood up, waist deep - and still wearing her sun hat.
Date: 1953      


Photo: Mersea Museum - Mike Wells
Image ID WFL_151

This image is part of the Mersea Island Museum Collection.