On the Sunday we took the chance to visit Bank Ground farm, which has a tea room and jetty for visiting boats. Inside there are a series of old photos of Arthur Ransome, who used the farm as a backdrop in his stories of Swallows and Amazons. The farm was used in the 1974 film, which featured Virginia McKenna and Ronald Fraser. The farm also offers accommodation and meals. http://www.bankground.com/index.html
I'd recently treated the boat to a new mizzen sail, from R&J sails. The difference is considerable in the condition of the fabric, which makes the new one seem to "crack", while the old one defiantly flapped!