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Puffin's Log tells of one family's voyages from Poole Harbour to Northern France and the canals of Belgium and the Netherlands in their small 22-ft Hillyard sailing boat in the 1950s. Jocelyn Greenway wrote about her family's holidays and many of these accounts were published at the time with sketches, photographs  and maps by her husband, Robert.  Cathy Woodhead, their daughter, has put the writings about the family trips in Puffin into a book called Puffin's Log.    Click here to read some endorsements of the book.

Puffin's Log has 113 pages, 27 sketches, 35 photographs and 5 maps.  It is paperback, A5 size and its ISBN No is 978-0-9561469-0-8


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Tom Cunliffe, a columnist from Yachting Monthly has written an article that features Puffin's Log in the August 2009 magazine.  Click here to read the article.


Winter work on Puffin 

Cathy, book and boat

Jocelyn wrote about Puffin in a later article:

'Somehow the two of us and our three children squeezed into a yacht designed for two, and were able to sail to France, Belgium and Holland inexpensively, if somewhat uncomfortably.  Once across the channel, and we were all glad when that lay behind us, all the ports between Cherbourg and Flushing were open to us.  We could visit the Bayeux tapestry from the little harbour at Port en Bessin, sunbathe on the beach at Deauville, enjoy moules marinières at Nieuport, or enter the lovely Dutch canals at Flushing and visit Middelburgh and Veere.'

'Here the children had the opportunity of seeing the women in their national costumes, and they could enjoy shopping in the markets.  In some Dutch shops ready-peeled potatoes were available, and we were able to buy ready chopped raw vegetables for soup.  This certainly helped with the catering on board a small yacht.  Cooking was done on one Primus, and very often stews were on the menu, followed by tinned Apfelmoes, all excellent form of apple purée, or fresh fruit and in Holland we discovered the delights of Chocomel.'

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