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Deep Blue
Living The Dream
Welcome to our adventure

We will shortly be departing blighty and hope that all of our family and friends will follow us on our journey with the help of this site, Skype, mobile phone and messenger pigeon.

We look forward to sharing our adventure with you and to seeing you aboard soon to share it with us.

Living on board at last!
07/17/2007, 51 57.5'N:001 16.5'E

After spending four weeks (thought it would be only two) living with Terry and Sue, the time has finally arrived for us to move on board. There are a couple more jobs to be done but it looks like we will be on our way this week. Hooray!

Bon Voyage barbecue

Even though the weather was not as it should have been in June, it did not stop our friends Rosemary and Roy from arranging a Bon Voyage barbecue for family and friends in Attleborough. Shirley found the lighthouse and sailing boat to go on top of the cake and we all had a lot of fun singing along to Rod Stewart's "We Are Sailing" as it arrived. A fun day. Check out the album in the Photo Gallery for more photos.

Steptoe & Son watch out!

We are feeling really pleased with ourselves today after our attempt to sell our remaining worldly possessions. Luckily, we chose the least raining day of the Bank Holiday weekend to hold our House Clearance Sale.

Just before 9am we had the first punter turn up. After a few, 'I'll take that, and that, and that' he was off with a smile on his face, a van load of bits and we were very optimistic working out our hourly rate of 60 p/hr if things continued in the same way.

It didn't, thanks to the rain, but it did keep us fit running in and out trying to keep things dry and we were very resouceful ripping up bin bags to provide as quick rainproof covers for everything.

After a couple of hours and several buyers, we had made a good profit but the pile of stuff didn't seem to look any different from the start. Eventually, our previous life corporate selling skills kicked in and the coffers were ringing.

By the end of the day, we had enough to buy a folding bike each for the boat (which was our objective) and to pay for the van to take the furniture to Debra's.

All our worldly possessions

It didn't look a like a lot of stuff as we gathered things together over the past week but, once we had put together our 'sales display' there was obviously more than we thought!


This is the interior living/galley area. Yes it it quite big and yes it is lovely.


This is what the interior layout is like. As you can see, there is plenty of room for family and friends to visit. You will even have your own bathroom!

Anti-fouling done!

After battling the wind and cold over two weekends, we have finally completed the anti-fouling and have transformed Deep Blue's hull from white to silver grey. We are really pleased with the result and now know what the job entails. This is really important as Sandra has said that she will never do it again!

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Who: Chris & Sandra Mennem
Port: Shotley, UK
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