My first entry and if i survive the first day not my last.
During the last five months of planning it has been my job to say lots of teary goodbyes with lots of lunches and to get Charlie and me to Gibraltar on time and in one piece. Well we started off yesterday by leaving my brothers house at 7.00am and sustaining a relaxing chauffeur driven ride for 15mins to Gatwick. Once there it was one hand bag over my shoulder and Charlie loaded with a pack bag containing 'Poo Bear' and my shoes. Straight into speedy boarding which i have to say was quite pleasant and then onto the plane. The weather was a obvious concern..blue skies can quickly turn to rain to heavy showers and to monsoons....but quick to hand we we had our kagols..like any good mummy always prepared. I think at some point it was a F9 increasing to F999999 but no worries for us experienced travellers. Exactly 5 hours door to door we found ourselves on the tarmac walking in the sunshine towards Marky...My job was done!!!!!
I really don't know what all the fuss has been about getting to Gibraltar.
Like any woman I took the easy route.
At long last, after all the planning and preparing the 3 of us are together with the whole summer ahead to look forward to.
Where will we get to?
What will we see?
How will the sailing go etc etc?
I met the team at the airport yesterday where all was on time....
The Swift's arriving Gibraltar - the EASY way.......Hmmmm.......
The first pictures of the Swifts in Gibraltar stood on runway with "The Rock" behind.
(Don't see any deck shoes there!!!!)
Plans are now to spend this week in Gibraltar. I need to do a couple of jobs on the boat after the last 1,300nm. It's Bank Holiday this weekend and Gibraltar appears to simply shut down, old style UK. We also want to visit some of the sights here before heading off to pastures new.
I have been so looking forward to being in the Med. we are here and it is lovely. I have caught my first fish with my friend Charlie, he is Spanish and does not speak English and I do not speak Spanish so i got my phrase book out and managed to say goodbye "Adios, thank you, Gracias for letting me fish on his boat. Back to fishing today , hoping to catch dinner today as the shops are closed and mummy and Marky are hungry. Bit of a responsibility for someone so young.
Charlie with new Spanish friend - Charlie....!! Fish need to be bigger than this to feed Cathy and me.!!