In need of a quiet place?

In need of a quiet place?

We seem to be living at an interesting time in history. I will be honest and say I am not really enjoying it. January has begun with an intensity and a level of uncertainty that stretches the emotional sinews to a breaking point. New Year is always a time for reflection and making plans and I [...]

Sailing – the science of not hitting things

Sailing – the science of not hitting things

I wrote this article last May, after Chris and I had taken another step in our sailing journey. As a complete novice, this was a reflection on what I had learned during the week and drew on advice my dad once gave me as I learned to drive. "Aim this car to miss everything!" he [...]

Could This Be The One?

Just before Christmas, Chris and I set off to Denmark to take a serious look at a yacht. We have always had the desire to travel and when last year Chris suggested that we learn to sail, I was eager to give it a go. Having wetted our appetite, we have cautiously edged forward, developing [...]

The Weekend Before

The Weekend Before

This morning I walked along the back lane, thinking about this second half of life that I am living. I rambled my way and murmured my thoughts. This is the weekend before the weekend that we head off to seriously find out first yacht. The weekend before from Deborah Robinson on Vimeo. We’ve been warned [...]