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.
I have sailed further than most but not nearly as far as some.
2018 is well under way. ‘Talisker 1’ came out of the water at Suffolk Yacht Harbour in January for maintenance. She was re launched in mid March.
In April I delivered US SV ‘Endeavor’ from London to Suffolk with James Robinson. See April’s blog on this site.
‘Talisker 1’ and me left the River Ore on the 1st June. On the 20th June we reached Porto Santo, Madeira. The last non stop leg of this voyage was 800 NM from just east of La Coruna in five days and a couple of hours. See our route on the map below.