First Entry

Magnetic Attraction
Roger and Margaret Pratt
Tue 16 Jun 2009 19:50

So here goes…!

Here we are on Tuesday evening on the countdown to our planned trip.  Roger’s engaged in chart correction; I’m desperately trying to wind up the work in London and juggle all things that make up the working life; and we’re both hoping that Gemini Interiors will have finished the saloon cushions by the end of the week.  Over the weekend I started to think about the food for the first long passage – if it’s to Bayona as we hope I need to plan for 6 days at sea.  Roger’s strong preference is for “bland food”- I’m not sure that chilli mince and Bolognese count, but have got some frozen down; also some soups taken from the “DiveTime” website as recommended by Keith MacDonald – they’re great, although in industrial quantities!


At present the weather looks set for a sharp getaway over the weekend.  If anything, there may not be enough wind in the channel.  I can live with that, provided the wind’s fair and the sun shines -better than the past couple of years, when we’ve taken a week plus just to get out of the Channel


Well, that’s it for a first entry!  Keep watching this space!