Saturday, September 26, 2009

Grass widow

Well, here Ben and I are, at home on this rather pleasant September day and thinking about going kayaking on Rockland Broad. Meanwhile Guy is on a 72ft Challenger yacht, last seen in Dieppe (pictured here just before he set off from Ipswich last Tuesday).

Sam phoned me this morning from the reception pontoon in Lagos on the Algarve - where Kalessin overwintered in 2006/7. Here's our departure from the same pontoon heading for Gibraltar and the Med:
Sam is on the beautiful Hylas 49 Moonstruck, belonging to Alan and Joan Teed, heading for Madeira and then the Canaries, then home for a few weeks and then from Gran Canaria to St Lucia with the ARC.

Why does Rockland Broad seem so staid by comparison?

1 comment:

Bill said...

Thats a lovely photo at the bottom of this post. Just stumbled on your blog and have an interest in sailing over your side of the pond. Now I own a folkboat (under renovation), but we have sailed our big tradtional gaff schooner Shiriri across the Pacific and back and now have found out that the folkboat will fir into a shipping container. That opens up a lot of possible cruising grounds! Cheers, Bill Gardam.