A single-handed sailors dull blog of his adventures at sea, boats he has sailed, some of his sailing friends and a few to admire and appreciate too.
There is the odd exciting bit but that will be because I have done something wrong. Mistakes are highlights! If it’s immensely boring I have done something right.
On land I am social. Most of the time I am alone at sea and I like it that way.
My sailing has for the most part been in the tricky Thames Estuary. From there exploring, The North Sea, The Channel, Holland, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Scotland, Orkney, Shetland, Norway, Denmark, Germany, and a little of the USA. I have also sailed in the Mediterranean Italy, France and Spain. In 2018 me and ‘Talisker 1’ sailed 4,000 miles in the Atlantic Ocean.
In March 2019 me and James Robinson crossed the Atlantic with Kris Adams and David Frost on their Kaufman 49 ‘Taipan’. Not single handed this time.
I have sailed further than most but not nearly as far as some.
Due to Covid 19 2020 was a quiet year. In 2021 ‘Talisker 1’ was launched at the end of March. Having sailed towards Shetland our voyage was cut short in Scotland by a broken fresh water pump in the engine. I received the kindest hospitality and help from the people of Peterhead.
‘Talisker 1’ was relaunched on the 13th April 2022. I am expecting a quiet summer exploring the Thames Estuary as I recover from medical issues.