15 Jun 2014

[Captains Blog] The Odyssey continues

After a lengthy year with next to no sailing (why do we live in this country with the weather being so bad???), we are back at the helm again and planning the next episode of our sailing careers. This time we are embarking on a long, long journey which will eventually take us all the way to Australia, and then we will see what happens after that.

We will be joining the Atlantic Odyssey this year, a rally for cruising sailors that is departing from Lanzarote on the 16th November, destination Le Marin, Martinique  where we should arrive in fine fettle several days later. This sailing lark has really got under our skins, and we can't wait to get started again. We have been preparing for this since the beginning of the year, and getting Tumi kitted out for us to live aboard has been an interesting challenge to say the least.

Having just successfully obtained my Long Range (Radio Operators) Certificate, I am now legally able to use the SSB radio we have had fitted to Tumi, which will allow us to keep in contact with the world at large, from just about anywhere on the planet.