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Deer Sound, Orkney 2016

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 ‘Talisker 1’ was re launched in late June 2020.  I had expected, perhaps to have been inbound from perhaps Faroe or even Iceland by the end of June.  Due to the pandemic we spent the rest of the summer in home waters.

‘Talisker 1’ was relaunched on the 29th March 2021.  I am itching to sail further but have no intention in the current epidemic of sailing too far from home waters.

‘Talisker 1’ Cedeira, Spain 2018

Atlantic Ocean. ‘Talisker 1’ Making Progress to Madeira 16th June 2018

‘Talisker 1’ in the Portuguese Trades heading south to Madeira 2018

Landfall. Ponto do Castelo LH, Santa Maria, The Azores 2018

Taking sights … inbound to Falmouth from The Azores July 2018

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