And with a broken leg!
House chaos as I pack for the trip while attending to a less than cooperative 5-yearxold.
This is the boat
This is the boat
She’s called Solace (zygo 2)
Very Able Seaman Michael
Commodore Andy (Lionel) & FM Mark (Nicola)
Having last supper
Drinking the night before a passage....
Never a good idea
Skipper Neil joins the queue.
We’ve hired the best driver I know
Made it to Chichester
On the boat
Not forgetting Zygo
Time for some bubbly
Rally seat fitted
We’ve slipped our lines
Bacon butties taste better at sea
Glorious sailing weather
The commodore gone full-on immersion suit
Leaving the Solent
Mike insists we keep featuring Zygo
Though to be fair Zygo is a better navigator, sailor, parrot, etc.
We made our first destination, Poole, on time.
We feel so at home
It looks nice but...
One canny sail withoot the wind. Looks like we’ll have to head for Weymouth instead of Torquay today by motorsail.
Solace in the mist
Dolphins in the mist
Mist in the mist
Three happy hats
Goose winged 20 miles offshore
Lyme bay really is quite a long way
Arrived at Brixham after 12 hours at sea
Chilli con carne at 10pm
Sunny morning in Brixham marina
ZYGO gets the casting vote
We’re off to Plymouth today.
Taking on enough fuel to make it to the Caribbean
Leaving Brixham for Plymouth
The promised strong winds came and we decided to reduce canvas after we surfer down a wave at over 12 knots in a 30 knot gust.
Too much for the commodore
Sailing down Plymouth Sound like Drake
We made it to Plymouth
The end of the journey for the Commodore
Andy tells the crew Plymouth is the end of the line for him. This disappointment followed shortly after Mark had fallen out of his chair and re-injured his broken leg. Is this the end of the journey for all? Not if Mark can help it, yet only the morning and a possible hospital visit will tell...