Leaving Portsmouth 1 May 2009 Log 7,250 Miles
The first of many blogs, recording our journey from our
home town of
Friday 1st May we slipped Suzie Too’s lines
for the last time from our berth in Royal Clarence Marina and said Goodbye to
After an eventful week of engine problems, due to a leaking filter pump, (many thanks to Steve from Diva who helped us get this rectified), fitting new batteries which were a different size to the previous ones and would not fit into the same housing, commissioning of the water maker and getting everything we would need on board also helping Andrew my son get a flat sorted as he’d only just got back from Canada…..phew we made our deadline.
Passing the Needles on route as he I O W
Andrew helped us slip our lines at 17.00 Friday 1st
May, we fuelled up at Gosport Marina all of 358 litres of diesel so the credit card
took a big hit. We motor sailed against the wind, to
We moored up at Darthaven marina and within minutes of
landing Nicky & David Bomby arrive greeting us to Dartmouth, I made a well
deserved cup of tea and biscuits for us all, (we met Nicky and David and their
2 sons Ross and Henry, 6 years ago on our 1st flotilla holiday
A beautiful start to our trip and we are looking forward to our journey.
Love to you all