Adventures of Eowyn of Hamble

Log of Eowyn's sailing adventures. Plan for 2021 is sail around Great Britain, if COVID allows enough ports to open!

14 September 2021 | Hamble
12 September 2021 | Port Hamble
11 September 2021 | Beaulieu River
10 September 2021 | Portland
09 September 2021 | Dittisham
02 September 2021 | Plymouth
01 September 2021 | Fowey
31 August 2021 | Falmouth
30 August 2021 | Penzance
26 August 2021 | Padstow
25 August 2021 | Lundy (Jenny's Cove)
24 August 2021 | Milford Haven (Sandy Haven Bay)
23 August 2021 | Milford Haven (Dale)
22 August 2021 | Fishguard
21 August 2021 | Arklow
19 August 2021 | Greystones
18 August 2021 | Malahide and Dublin
15 August 2021 | Malahide Marina
15 August 2021 | Carlingford Marina
14 August 2021 | Ardglass

Reflections

14 September 2021 | Hamble
Martin Crick
So the voyage is over!

I'm now spending a few days staying with my parents in Hamble - haven't been able to do that for over 18 months due to pandemic and being away on the trip. It's great to spend time with them, but feels strange to be sleeping in a bed in a house!

There's a great feeling of accomplishment. I know the likes of Francis Chichester or Ellen McArthur did much more challenging solo circumnavigations, but even though I went around Britain and not the globe it was still quite a thing to have done.

I wish it hadn't been so much solo - thanks to COVID and Brexit for that. Some of the most enjoyable bits were when meeting up with and occasionally sailing with friends and family - thank you all. But equally, getting to Orkney, or rounding Cape Wrath, or up to Top Loch Tarbert solo were definite moments of triumph.

I've met some great people along the way - fellow sailors, harbour and marina staff. Those encounters really enriched the experience. Thank you.

I've definitely got the taste for long cruises, but will in future try to plan a bit better to enable crew to share the fun, and spend more time in the good bits and less getting there and back.

So this is signing off for now, but there will be more Adventures of Eowyn in the future.
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Vessel Name: Eowyn of Hamble
Vessel Make/Model: Hallberg-Rassy 36 Mk1 1993
Hailing Port: Hamble
Crew: Martin Crick
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