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…Read more In need of a quiet place?
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…Read more Sailing – the science of not hitting things
https://youtu.be/FKkqI97ajjc This is episode 5 of the video diary I am keeping to document our journey towards achieving our dreams to travel. 18 months ago, we began to explore the possibility of travelling by sea in our own boat. We started to explore this dream by learning to sail a yacht and we under took…Read more Do We have a Boat Yet?
What plans have we made for this coming year and what do we need to do to achieve them?
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…Read more Could This Be The One?
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…Read more The Weekend Before
Last October, Chris and I completed a RYA Day Skipper course. You can read about it in the post Where Does my Soul Take Me. I can't say I felt completely confident of being able to jump in a yacht and sail off into the sunset and I came away with a degree of uncertainty. Bearing in…Read more Sailing – the science of not hitting things