You know when you are getting near land cos your mobile goes off with a
“Welcome to our Network” SMS – wakes you up. But we did get a really nice
surprise from Bob & Lin, who we met in St Peter Port in Guernsey in 2004.
Wow, how is that for friendship – this sailing circuit is amazing offering the
chance of making so many friends with whom you instantly have many things in
common, it seems you have known them all your life. He said that morning as he
went downstairs to make tea, he saw us just offshore dropping our main, right in
front of his home. We saw Bob later at the marina bar and we are meeting for
drinks on Suzie Too and then going to their home for a BBQ Saturday
The first day, we were a little jet lagged, but hit the beach, the bar and
then ate at the yacht club – very novel after 2 weeks and no washing up – well
that doesn’t affect me anyway – cos my job is driving the boat. Now we have a
rental and have driven around the island, including a visit to a restored sugar
plantation – which is now making rum.