Hello everyone! This is the first time I’ve found my way around administering this website, and so I hope it works….there’s so much to do as a Retired Gentleman of Leisure! After leaving Hull marina over three weeks ago I have been to Lowestoft, Shotley, Ramsgate, Dover and Brighton. I’ve been in Gosport for about ten days, and in that time I’ve had a bimini fitted, fitted new batteries, got those nice people at Apple to replace the iPhone I dropped, sold my spinnaker on ebay, organised a new mobile phone contract for when I’m over in Europe as well as reading a couple of books, running, messing about on the guitar, sampling southern beer and on Friday I’m having my sprayhood recovered. I went back up t’north for my youngest son’s Graduation Day in Leeds. The train back down to Gosport on Saturday evening. Sail to Lymington on Monday and then, exactly one month after leaving Hull sail the English Channel for the first time to Alderney on Tuesday 29 July 2014.