Its getting close!  Just over a week to go before we set off on Easter Sunday for our circumnavigation of the British Isles and last minute preparations are under way.

We’re just back from our last trip to the boat before we leave home and start our journey next weekend.  There has been a lot to do but we are almost there. Liferaft installed – we had to work out how to do this, since this is a new design of boat.  Jonathan came up with a nifty design for wooden blocks to hold it in place – and it works!  Heating is now working again – very necessary as it was beautifully sunny but with a freezing cold wind.  The forecast is for it to warm up for next weekend’s departure, so here’s hoping.  And most importantly the stores are packed!

Porridge, peanuts and pasta – what more do you need?