Sometimes life just turns you upside down and dunks you head first into the water regardless of how hard you try and stay afloat. What’s important is that you get back up and start again, taking the learnings and doing it better the next time. I have learnt you have to just let go, look […]Read More Get Fit,Get Strong,Go Sailing
They say that you should always step up into a liferaft. I was puzzled by this statement but having spent a day on a sea survival course understanding the basics in more detail and an afternoon splashing around in the pool in full waterproofs, lifejacket and a liferaft, I can now fully understand that statement […]Read More Always Step Up into the Liferaft !
Last week I had a week high above sea level with the family in the French mountains in the area of Portes du Soleil. We stayed in Morzine, which is a beautiful picturesque town at the foot of Mont Blanc, however it was very busy and full of life as half term brought many families […]Read More A Week High Above Sea Level
Over the past couple of weeks I have received unanimous support and well wishes with the creation of West Afloat. One of the threads was the link of what I am going to do and how that could inspire other people and help others with important decisions to make. The ask was that I contributed […]Read More From the Corporate world to the High Seas
The snow has disappeared this week to be replaced by the wind and the rain, storm Eric I believe it is being called. Wind speeds of 50mph+ , no real drama on land unless you are caught out by flying debris or falling branches. But on the sea this is serious weather, up to a […]Read More Dancing in the rain