A Month in England

We mentioned in our last post that we had to return to the UK, Judith’s father was ill and after a short illness he passed away whilst we have been home. We are thankfull that we were able to get back and spend some time with him during those last few weeks. Judith’s father made the first boat we had, we used to sail it in the Blackwater and on the Avon in Chippenham. it was a bit smaller than Island Girl , it was a home built Goblin called “Spindrift”. He will be remembered fondlly and was keenly following our travels. We wil be returning to Spain on the… Read More

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Living by Winds and Tides Hu

A lot has happened since our last blog. We are learning to live our life around the weather and the tides, plans need to be made to fit in with the elements. We never got to Weymouth as the weather was not right to guarantee a comfortable return trip to Poole for Easter so we went directly from Lymington to Poole. We were meeting up with friends in Poole over the Easter Weekend and preparing to cross the Channel to Cherbourg if the weather was suitable. We spent two days in the town quay marina going back and forth to the shops to make sure we had food etc and… Read More

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Sailing or Laundry?

Can’t really believe it but is three weeks now since we last posted on our site. We have spent the last three weeks sailing around the Western Solent. We planned to move on today and sail for Weymouth but there are strong wind warnings in force and we decided to stay put, we are currently in Lymington. If the wind subsides as the forecast suggests we will head for Weymouth or Poole tomorrow. Today’s excitement has been visiting the Launderette (again) we still need to wash, clean and shop.  Since our last post, we spent a week in East Cowes. We had some friends from Leamington come over to the… Read More

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