Category Archives: Adventures at Sea

Sailing to Honfleur and the North Coast of France

2020 saw travel plans lay in tatters, with most of us being forced or choosing to stay at home for the majority of the year, while COVID-19 brought a wave of tragedy and mayhem across the globe. As sailors, Hodge and I were luckier than most – jumping on the boat when the government guidance allowed, and so at times we were able to enjoy the freedom and fresh air that sailing brings, escaping the chaos of the pandemic, whilst also staying safe and away from other people. Is there a better way to socially distance, than at sea?

In August, with the kids in their 5th month of home schooling, we decided to make a break for France. The weather was set to be perfect, a summer heat wave, and fair winds. In this blog post you can lose yourself in my diary from that week… Onboard the Artful Dodger as Hodge and I, along with my 3 children took to the seas for a 9 day adventure.

Sailing along the UK coast before heading across the Channel
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Logbook Updates…

Winter 2019, and Spring/Summer 2020 have been a mixed bag. What unusual times we have been living in! This blog has sat silent, but the reality for me has been plenty of sailing and lots of time on the water (in between lockdowns/tiers etc). In addition to that, I’ve achieved my Yachtmaster Offshore, Cruising Instructor, and YM Ocean Theory and have had lots interesting sailing adventures. So, to bring you up to speed and hopefully kick off my more regular blogging again, I wanted to do a logbook update…

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Me at the top of the mast, recovering a halyard

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