The Snorgh and the Sailor

Snorgh Trivia

Did you know…

Did you know the following curious facts about The Snorgh and the Sailor?

 

…that the Snorgh was inspired by the small village of Morston, close to where Will grew up in Norfolk, UK. In the winter, the marshes at Morston are still a very lonely place: exactly the kind of place you are likely to find a Snorgh (if you look carefully, you can see a Snorgh-house in the background of this photograph).

Will Sailing in Norfolk

…that Will once thought of himself as a sailor.

You can see him in this picture , taken a long time ago, with his friend Rosie. Rosie is still a sailor, but Will used to get terribly, terribly sea-sick, so he decided to give up sailing and take up writing instead.

 

 

…that samphire really exists. It is a plant the grows out out of the mud, near to the sea. Some people say that it’s name comes from French name, herbe de Saint-Pierre, which means “St. Peter’s Herb” in English. People have eaten samphire for centuries.

It is often cooked (without salt, because it is really very salty) and eaten with butter.