I will try to catch you up in the next few posts. I am currently in Gosport, England hanging out as today when we started our race to France with the fleet, we had a little mishap. I can only recount what I heard as I was not Driving or on deck. I was at the navigation station trying to figure out how to plot a good course on this happy race. We were actually doing quite well, 3rd to the first mark out of 12 when I noticed on the radar that we were really close to the mark, when BAM#$%^! we had hit it and done a good job of it. It was almost like a MOB (man overboard drill) as engines turned on, everyone in safety gear up on deck, yankee and staysail down and then main down once we had looked overboard and noticed a bit of fiberglass sticking out. Then on our way back to the marina with the other boats sailing off to France. Now we are awaiting a patch job and then we can go back and meet up with the fleet probably sometime tomorrow on a part of the course. That is the exciting and bad news. The good news is that with Force 4-5 winds and being down in the boat, I did not get seasick!!!!
Yes, you will get pictures later. and I am able to work on the blog. It has been an amazing experience getting work shut down for me and getting my home ready for a housesitter. Many thanks to those whose without their help I would be in deep trouble: Ruby, Cindy and Sonia, Kari, Margie, Amanda, Doug, SunHi, Brandon and friend, Carolyn, Laura and if I left someone out I apologize. Otherwise I might have just had to sell my house, car and everything I owned like someone else on my boat had done.