Just in case the rest of the world isn’t quite clear why yachties on the English East Coast talk so much about mud, I though I would show you this photo taken by Julie. Like a certain sort of film star, it has a kind of sullen, pouting beauty all of its own, don’t you think?
And of course it’s difficult not to think of the Flanders & Swann song about the hippopotamus:
‘Mud, mud, glorious mud
Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood’