Safe harbour
Sussex Life|September 2020
Director and harbour master of Chichester Harbour Conservancy Richard Craven oversees an area providing habitat for 55,000 birds – and more than 10,000 sailors
Jenny Mark

Sailing across the Atlantic and Pacific, you get a much better feeling for the smallness and fragility of the world and your impact on it. Spending a lot of time on a small boat leads to those sorts of reflections. It’s given me an insight into the fragility of the environment which is all too evident sometimes in the harbour.”

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