Sunday, 22 April 2012

Spring in the Lakes

Having had a glorious week in the Lake District 2 years hence, we booked a house near Derwent Water, this time to take the entire family. The weather forecast did't bode well, but the reality was pretty good; the only rain of note falling at night. The house: Skelgill Farm, nestled under the shadow of Catbells and was superb for climbing straight up on to the fells, The views were stupendous! The photos show Lynn and I at the top of Dale Head - a stiff climb, and Barrow - a not so stiff climb! The family photo is in the front garden of Skelgill House.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

A talk on a mad voyage

Last year a friend called Martin sold a 24ft Cornish Crabber sailing yacht on ebay and delivered it to its new owner - in St Petersburg! This year, to help raise money for one of his daughters to go and do some charity work in Africa, Martin decided to give a talk on this mad voyage So, what else to do but to motor to Dittisham aboard Lucy M and make a night of it. We also took the opportunity to bend on the sails.

55 years old

Tuesday this week was my celebration of all the 5s, 55!