It’s funny to be writing this in the deep mid-winter, but one of my New Year resolutions is to write more. I’ve been blogging for the last 7yrs, but have not always been able to share or blog as much as I would like, so this year, I will. And to kick that off, I’m going to bring you some of the wonderful trips, experiences and sailing adventures that I’ve had in the last couple of years but haven’t shared thus far!
In this blog, I’m going to share with you some memories of a fantastic family sailing holiday that we took last August, exploring some of the South Coast of the UK, including Salcombe, Hope Cove, Brighton, Dartmouth, and more.
With most of us more than happy to see the back of 2021, it’s finally time to say hello to 2022! After sending 2021 off in style on New Year’s Eve, Hodge and I took to the water on New Year’s Day for a fabulous sail to one of our favourite places to visit.
Since we’ve had Ruby May back we’ve enjoyed a couple of short sails in our local waters. I wanted to share a couple of brief notes on two of those passages.
The first thing I wanted to share was a strange highlight from a night on anchor in Stangate Creek on the River Medway. A beautiful night on-board and our first night in local waters. In the morning when we pulled the anchor up, it came up with hundreds of worm-like Starfish attached to it. Without a doubt, the strangest ‘anchor-experience’ I’ve had! Take a look at the pics here…
A family day on the water
On bank holiday Monday we got to take my Dad and his girlfriend for a cruise around the Montgomery wreck. I’ve not had the opportunity to sail with him before, and due to COVID-19 restrictions we’ve not spent much time together in the last year. So, it was particularly special and was very fun. It was a windy day (F7 by the end of the day), but we had a great day and it was a pleasure to have our first guests on-board. Here’s a couple of pics…