Britain by Boat: 2 Grumpy Sailors
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Former BBC newsreader Michael Buerk and one-time political journalist John Sergeant take to the high seas aboard the 50ft yacht Bonaventure, exploring Britain's coastline. The pair of amateur sailors begin their journey in Suffolk, exploring Lowestoft, Felixstowe, Bradwell and Ramsgate, before seeking solace in the small town of West Mersea, Essex, where John teaches Michael the art of eating oysters gracefully. The biggest challenge of this first leg is to cross the Thames Estuary - a maze of shifting sandbanks and treacherous tides and one of the busiest shipping lanes in Europe.