Heading South This Week

17 Responses

  1. Ian says:

    Well done Neil. I hope you have a good trip. I’m sure Jake will be a valuable crew member. All the best and I look forward to reading about the journey. Lot’s of photos please.

  2. Jacques says:

    Go Neil.
    You are well prepared, dont wait more as you dont want a nasty weather on your way.

    Que la force soit avec vous!

  3. Rob Hughes says:

    Go for it Neil, this is where the real adventure starts!

    I like your “View From The Nav Seat”. We all sit in our boats before they’re finished, looking out and imagining what we’ll see one day. Maybe blue sea, sandy beaches and palm trees, instead of a boatyard, or in my case an English garden. You’re already achieving one of the aims you mention at the top of the page – inspiring others!

    Fair winds!

  4. Nicole says:

    Woohoo! Hope you have fair winds and safe travel, the question is will there be three of you sailing or two…? xx

  5. jon sutton says:

    Jealous?? Moi??

    All the very best!

  6. jon sutton says:


    Be sure to programme the correct Lagos into the satnav, or you may find yourself running out of baked beans

  7. Ed Thomas says:

    Loverly mooring you have there. Bucolic, serene, and the water is so calm.

    Speaking of the Nav Seat is there any chance you could put last first, assuming you’ll be updating in the future.

  8. Simon Wilson says:

    Gleda looks gorgeous in the photograph above. You have a fantastic adventure ahead and I look forward to hearing news of voyage, once you have crossed Biscay. Your journey is absolutely inspiring. Take care and enjoy every moment.

  9. Jacques says:

    Make a stop in Sagres, just after cape st Vincent and before Lagos. Splendid fishing harbour.

  10. Ken says:

    Looking forward to the next chapter!

  11. Brian says:

    Fair winds to you and your crew, Neil!

  12. Spencer says:

    May you travel safe, my friend! It is wonderful to see you realizing your dream after all the hard work and dedication! Seize the adventure while you can. Blessings and fair seas!

  13. BoatSmith says:

    most bichin

  14. Thomas says:

    Beautiful! Fair winds and safe travels.

  15. Paul says:

    Thumbs up matey! Let the adventure begin…

  16. Ben & Helene says:

    Hi Neil,

    Helene and I are good friends of Jake back here in Alderney, we have been lucky enough to spend this summer learning how to sail A-romer around the channel islands, and we have been hearing all about Gleda from Jake and she’s looking fantastic!!.

    Sad to see you can’t make a pit stop here on the rock on your way south but I’m sure you’ll swing by when you get a chance in the coming years. Really excited to hear all about the trip from Jake, and will also keep eyes on your site to see all the pictures!

    Best of luck, fair sailing!

    Ben and Helene

  17. NeilH says:

    Thanks Guys
    Just watched the video of your trip in ‘A Roamer’, looks like you had fun. Yep, we’ll get to Alderney one of these fine days, keep you posted!

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