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 ‘Talisker 1’ and I sailed 4,000 miles in the Atlantic Ocean.
In March 2019 James Robinson and I crossed the Atlantic with Kris Adams and David Frost on their Kaufman 49 ‘Taipan’. Not single handed that time.
I have sailed further than most but not nearly as far as some. 2022 was a quiet year recovering from a Total Heart Block suffered in November 2021.
‘Talisker 1’ was relaunched on the 17th April 2023. Our plans to possibly sail to Faroe & Iceland are not going to take place this year.