Whinchat Goes Camping by Carole Frances Hughes and illustrated by Alan Padwick
Twins Suzie and Rupert are thrilled to be allowed to go camping with their older cousin John and take their Optimist dinghy ‘Whinchat’ with them. They sail to the beach, swim and cook supper over a camp fire, leaving Whinchat afloat in the creek and tied to a tree, before spending their first night in a tent.
The next morning, Winchat has gone! Has she floated, all alone, out to sea – and will the children ever see her again?