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  1. Congrats, Neil! It’s high time to say goodbye to the lush green and go! Those friendly slaps in the future will be enough to remind you that everything has its place.
    On a side note: When do you plan to cross the Atlantic? I might want to hitch a ride…

  2. jon sutton says:

    Can’t be long before weather cooperates…………… get stocked up with baked beans and be ready for the off.

    Be sure to have lots of paper, crayons and sparkly things to trade with the natives!

  3. Ken says:

    Nearly there Neil,
    A weather window will open up and you will be off!
    Keep us updated once you do.

  4. Philip Ritson says:

    “At the risk of falling into old habits I’m going to talk about the weather. I’ll attempt to avoid concentrating on the negative aspects and complaining but at the same time the current meteorological situation isn’t compatible with my ideal.”

    Ah the lament of an Brit. You even have the British talent for meteorological understatement, “No it is not rain, it is Scotch mist!”

    “Now I can almost hear the chortles of my friends overseas who hold perceptions that UK weather is comprised entirely of prolonged periods of cold, wind and rain and I’d like to rebuff those opinions completely, but sadly I can’t for whilst we Brits can easily recall with fondness some ‘heatwave’ Summers the reality is somewhat different, indeed it’s one of the major factors in our desire to sail South.”

    Every summer will not be like 1976. Thank God, remember the ladybirds?

    Neil, it’s Britain. You are stuck between the cold Northern Atlantic and the North Sea and you are warmed by the Gulf Stream. It is like boiling a kettle in a fridge. There is a lot of condensation and so you get clouds and it rains a lot. But Britain is also base camp for the biggest maritime empire the world has ever seen. Ports do not freeze. You will get out to sea. History suggests the environment around those islands is actually one of the most conducive in the world to get off and go sailing. There are people who face bigger challenges than you, I promise.

  5. NeilH says:

    Hi Beat, thanks and great to hear from you. No idea about Atlantic crossing yet, we’re in no hurry. I think we’ll be wintering in the Med this year

  6. NeilH says:

    Spot on Philip but it’s all forgotten now!

  7. NeilH says:

    Yep, you were right! Update done!

  8. NeilH says:

    Damn I forgot to stock up with Trago trinkets, they’d have loved them on this little island!

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