Life Is A Journey – Inspirational Quote


This is another one of my favourite quotes and one that I truly believe in. This sign actually sits on top of the door frame in my downstairs loo (!) – I hope it inspires all that see it like it inspires me. I am a firm believer that anything is possible and that if you have a dream you should go and chase it.

“Life is a journey and you hold the map”

The only person holding you back is you. Now go and turn those dreams in to a reality!


River Medway Navigation Yalding to Allington

The River Medway Navigation from Yalding to Allington offers a relaxing cruise through the beautiful Kentish countryside. There are several marinas along the river, and a few pubs which you can moor outside for free. There are also lots well cared for free 48hr mooring points along the navigation. When sticking to the speed limit (5 knots) it should take you approx 4 -5 hours to amble along if the locks are in your favour.

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Top Tips For Clipper Race Level One Training

I’ve just got back from Clipper Race level one training, I am very tired, am black and blue on both legs, and my hand and arm muscles are aching. But despite all that, I feel absolutely great. I’ve completed my level 1 training, I scored 1 (out of 5) on all of the pieces we were trained on and have been put forward to be a watch leader on the race. It has been an absolutely incredible week of learning and the sense of achievement is fantastic. I will talk more about the week in a ¬†later post, but for now I just wanted to share my top tips for anyone who is preparing for their level one training.

  1. Pack toiletries for washing!

You will probably be moored up in Gosport marina or Cowes marina each night, so you’ll have access to showers and toilets. Most of us in my group thought we would be offshore for the whole week with no access to showers, so we didn’t bring Shampoo/Conditioner or shower gel. On the race you obviously won’t have shower access, but on level one training you will, so why not make the most of it!?

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