Ransome was involved with six large yachts and innumerable sailing dinghies. Between 1922 and 1954 he sailed Swallow on Windermere, learned seamanship on Racundra in the Baltic, took the cutter Nancy Blackett to Holland virtually single-handed and led the Northern River Pirates through the Norfolk Broads. After the war he had a frustrating summer with Peter Duck and explored the Solent in Lottie Blossom until, in his seventy-first year Evegenia cried Enough.
Wardale also discusses various shore locations in the books.
Nancy Blackett: Under Sail with Arthur Ransome by Roger Wardale (1991, Jonathan Cape) ISBN 0 224 02773 5