Thursday, 18 May 2017

POSH

For some time now it has puzzled me why the port side of Juno looks so scruffy.  When we polish the hull there always seems to be more UV damage on one side, and even the deck fittings seem more corroded. When I service the turning blocks the bearings are noticeably worse on one side and it is only now, as I sit with a glass of rum in the cockpit, that all these symptoms have started to add up and I think I have worked it out. 

Monday, 1 May 2017

The Next Episode

After an indolent summer last year in the Greek islands watching the barnacles grow on the hull and the anchor slowly rusting into the sea bed, we have decided, (or rather Fatty has conceded) that it is once again time to reach out for distant shores. So, after much consideration we have decided to cross the Atlantic on Juno for the third time. Just writing these words I feel my pulse quicken at the prospect of another ocean crossing. 

Monday, 24 April 2017

A Lifetime Ambition

What do you do once you have achieved your lifetime ambition?  25 years ago I decided that I wanted to buy an Oyster and sail across the world’s oceans; and last year, in the company of family and good friends that’s what we did.