Last weekend was the occasion of the annual Ten Tors challenge. We had a 35 mile team and a 45 mile team from the Dartmouth Youth Services, together with a 35 mile team from the Dartmouth Sea Cadets. Julia was the leader of the Sea Cadet team and did a great job. The weekend saw glorious sunshine with a cold north wind, ideal walking weather. The teams all completed the challenge, crossing the finish line in traditional style by 'dressing up'! Roll on the 2013 Ten Tors challenge!
I retired from the Royal Marines Band Service in 2007 having served for 33 years as a musician, eventually becoming a Director of Music and running my own band. After retirement, I took my family sailing in the Philippines with a view to sailing back to the UK via Australia. However, for many reasons our plans changed and after 9 years living in Dartmouth we have now moved to Totnes.I am married to Lynn and we have four children. Daniel and his wife Sara live in Portsmouth; Hannah is married to another Dan and they live with our grandchildren Sophia, Isaac & Elijah in Topsham. Lydia is currently studying in Lancaster and Julia is Studying Art at Totnes, due to attend University at Falmouth in 2016. I teach music in the local school and work part time for the Dart Harbour and Navigation Authority, driving the yacht taxi. Between this, directing the local orchestra, various musical performances, involved with the local church and helping train the local Ten Tors team, life can be very busy.