Single mum, going away on a UK beach holiday shortly with my twin 10 yr old DSs and have just bought an inflatable dinghy suitable for 4 to use in the local bay.
BUT...HELP.....SHRIEK!!!! This isn't what I'd had in mind when I thought of buying them something to mess about in. I'm not at all familiar with boating and have rowed on a lake - as a child - maybe 4 times about 38 yrs ago!!!
Should we really be going on a boating course and learning all about rules/ regulations and safety and manning a craft - although it's just a 4 person inflatable dinghy?
Or can we play Swallows & Amazons in the bay (THINK it's fairly safe there and little chance of currents taking us out to sea as it's a way off from the actual sea and more a marshland estuary thing where we've often seen people in canoes, sailing craft, dinghies) without me getting too neurotic about things?