Swandown – two men, 160 miles, one pedalo

Ahh… swan boats. Few lakeside beauty-spots in Japan are complete without a garish swannery of cygnus-shaped pedalos – and Lake Yamanaka famously goes one better, with swan-shaped cruise ships ferrying tourists around to the strains of Tchaikovsky’s ‘Swan Lake’. Turns out these birds migrate, and there’s a flock, badly off-course, at Hastings, the southern English seaside town where […]

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