Celebrity sea views
We've asked some well-known SeaBritain 2005 supporters to share their sea views with us.
What is your earliest memory of the sea?
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston: Launching a raft made from an orange box during WWII and finding it sank beneath me. An early intro to Archimedes principles!
Peter Snow: Dinghy sailing as a small kid with my Dad in a small bay called Rosia in Gibraltar. Neither of us were any good, and we kept toppling the little boat but I loved it. My Dad used to take us to the beach as young boys and had a rather antisocial habit of building huge sandcastles, hollowing them out and lighting our rubbish inside them…beach volcanoes he called them.
What is your most memorable seaside or water-side experience?
Konnie Huq: Snorkelling and diving for the first time in clear water and seeing everything beneath the ocean's surface.
David Dimbleby: The maiden voyage of my gaff-cutter from Falmouth to Dartmouth, where we were greeted with bunting and foghorns, prompting one neighbouring boat to ask if we had just come back from a circumnavigation.
What does the sea mean to you?
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston: Escape to freedom. But it was my livelihood for 16 years.
Konnie Huq: A whole other world.
Peter Snow: …I treat the sea as an avenue of opportunity… using the limitless access it gives us to all the loveliest spots in Europe and beyond.