?Dr. Mothersill is right, as the editors, Grahame fans to the man, knew all along. But after much debating, no correction was made. A man's childhood memories are sacred.—ED.
FUN AND GAMES: KEEP THE CORKSCREW FLYING
Mrs. Garden's tamperings with yacht design (corkscrew table, basket chairs, etc.) have clearly upset her naval architect husband beyond recall.
That rearview shot of the jointly created Oceanus shows what happens under these circumstances, difficult to avoid though they may be. For there he is, with all sails set and the U.S. ensign flying from the stern staff. As Garden himself would have reminded any landlubber before this honeymoon from conventional design took place, your ensign should be flown from the after edge of the mainsail when you're under sail.
?Because of Oceanus' extended stern and short boom, Mr. Garden was able to return to the old and hallowed tradition established by square-rigged ships (before use of spanker) of flying the U.S. ensign from the stern.—ED.
FUN AND GAMES: SUPPOSE...
Suppose you were me.
Suppose you had a husband who loved fishing...who lived fishing...to whom a vacation was no vacation at all unless it included fishing.
Suppose you had a three-week vacation either in March or April and could conceivably go anywhere where the fish are. Any kind of fish. Fresh-water fish or ocean-type fish. Common, everyday fish, or rare species.
And as a final suppose—suppose the only spots you had fished in March and April were:
1) Florida (bonefish, pompano, sail)
2) Guaymas (yellowtail)
3) Mazatlan (sail, marlin)
It was an article of yours last year that sent us to Mazatlan.