Susan, Roger, Tatty and John bring the Swallow to shore on
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Swallows and Amazons geography (green text) beside the real-world locations which inspired them (black text). Map created using ArcGIS.
Titty said that as the ocean had never been explored, there could not be any charts.
“But all the most exciting charts and maps have places on them that are marked
Map of the Swallows and Amazons geography (Pigeon Post, 1936)
“Well, they won’t be much good for those places,” said Titty.
“We ought to have a chart of some kind,” said John. “It’ll probably be all wrong, and it won’t have the right names. We’ll make our own names, of course.”
They found a good map that showed the lake in a local guide-book. Titty said it wasn’t really a chart. John said it would do.’ (Swallows and Amazons, p.33)