We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea is the seventh book in the Swallows and Amazons series of children’s books by Arthur Ransome.
‘Now Susan,’ Mother said, ‘and you too, John. No night sailing. No going outside the harbour. And back the day after tomorrow. Promise.’ But promises can’t always be kept. Within twenty-four hours John, Susan, Titty and Roger find themselves fighting a gale at night in the treacherous waters of the North Sea, adrift and in the main shipping lanes. Only their sailing skills can help them now.
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