Well all just to let you know my background:-
In 1974 joined the Merchant Navy
(BP) furthest said Oz and New Zealand
, left there to join the army, and after getting made redundant from Alcoa of Amercia, nearly joined the airforce as RAF regiment, but wife and common sense prevailed.
Fast forward, rejoined Alcoa made redundant again, went sailing (with permission of wife) in my little 24 footer, played with tides in Bristol Channel, rise and fall 36 feet - get it wrong and you can find yourself on some very sharp and point rocks - for two years bouncing off sandbanks, sneaking up rivers and drying out, you know the thing.
Then help on a delivery
from Plymouth to Swansea, then Swansea to La Corruna four times, Bordeaux to Bodrum Turkey
, then twice across the Atlantic. Once with a three man crew, once with two man crew doing watch and watch about. Lost
three stone in weight because I trusted the other skipper
who had been across the pond seven times. At the end of the trip we had one liter of water
and six cans of mixed veg and two loaves of bread way to close. and took two months to recover.
I keep on ending up in Bodrum for some reason, Barcalona to Swansea in March was a right swine but the reason for that was two of us bought new oiles and they were coated wrong - to let water
in not keep it out!
Channel Isles to Swansea lots of rocky bits but keep to the leading lights and its lovely.
So the next big adventure is single
handed up through the Great Lakes
. and home to Swansea, and a quick righting of anything wrong , food
water and away with plenty of pain killer.
My docs on board with this and is sending me to a sport nutritionist and physio so that's it for now.
A friend of my daughters is setting up a web site and I'll be sending back photos films etc as I go.
Regards to you all, hope I don't bore you to much,
tony the boato