I’m probably not the most patient man – as people close to me will attest – so waiting for the start of my voyage has not been easy. There has been a lot work over the winter months, on and off the boat, preparing for this singlehanded circumnavigation. Do I have any worries? Happily yes.Continue reading “The Final Countdown!”
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Laid-up but not laid back!
It’s Autumn and it’s lovely to see a murmuration of starlings …. except when they choose to roost en masse on a forest of masts with consequent droppings all over the decks! A yacht like mine is not intended to have a poop deck! On 17th October Thalmia was lifted out onto Topsham Quay byContinue reading “Laid-up but not laid back!”
Voyages of Thalmia – Sailing around Britain in 2020
This is Thalmia on her mooring at Starcross Yacht Club, River Exe, in April 2019. A Westerly Fulmar built in 1980 now based in the Exe estuary. 2019 was a good year with trips East to several creeks in the Solent including Keyhaven, Newtown, Wooton and Beaulieu and our usual summer cruise from Exeter toContinue reading “Voyages of Thalmia – Sailing around Britain in 2020”