ELIXIR

A circumnavigation of UK - 2022

Life raft mission …

.. accomplished (part 1)

so we had a great 7 hour sail from Douglas IOM to Whitehaven in Cumbria this morning. A lovely broad reach all the way which is normally the fastest point of sail and we arrived perfectly as there was enough water to...

So what do I do …

... when I am "off" watch.

There's a lot to do when sailing a boat - especially with the overall distance we have to cover in total. On the longer 30+ hour legs all you can/ should do is rest/ snooze. On the shorter legs of less than 12 hours...

I now understand It’s harder…

.. to do business in NI

We had a little bit of faff at the start of our day off in Isle of Man. DouglasHarbour control wanted to move us to a different pontoon in the outer harbour - but we wouldn’t fit until a motor boat moved to create...

Track 5

Found this bookmark…

.. in one of the books* I brought to (re)read.

The message is a useful reminder for all of us in life, not just at sea

* Failosophy by Elizabeth Day which is a collection of her lessons from talking with famous guests on...

Remember when a 50 mile trip…

.. felt like a long way!

So I feel we are getting into our groove now.

Today is a relatively simple 75 mile leg from DL to Douglas in the Isle of Man. Assumed 12-14 hour passage, using the strong northerly tide in the morning...