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 in the Atlantic Ocean.
I have sailed further than most but not nearly as far as some.
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.
After lengthy winter work below the waterline, ‘Talisker 1’ was relaunched at Suffolk Yacht Harbour in April.