Where is Doris?...

Monday, 6 February 2012

Saturday, 17 September 2011

My New Blog

Just a quick link to my new Blog about wood working. Learning traditional methods of joinery using only hand tools, where I will document my own progress as a complete beginner. http://woodbyhand.blogspot.com/ .


Tuesday, 18 August 2009

The End ...

With Doris all cleaned, polished and painted and sitting proudly on display waiting to find a new owner on the Michael Schidt sales hard standing at Hamble Point, it seems that this is the logical end of the YachtDoris blog.

Tomorrow (Weds) evening (19:45 19.08.09) I fly out from London City airport (via Paris) to St Martin in the Caribbean to see Katla for the first time.

For those of you who have been following (and wish to continue to follow) my antics on YachtDoris, please update your bookmarks to YachtKatla (http://yachtkatla.blogspot.com) as from now on this is will be my new Blog. Long live YachtDoris!

A new adventure is about to begin ...

Saturday, 8 August 2009

One Year Later

Wow! ... What a year, so much has happened.
I've had the adventure of a lifetime (and lived to tell the tale), seen and witnessed the most amazing things, made new friends, and had emotional highs and lows. In addition, I finally feel like I can sail a boat and almost know what I'm talking about.

I wonder what the next 365 days will bring? Who knows ... but I'm certainly looking forward to it!
Here's to more of the above.

Living the dream baby!...


Sunday, 2 August 2009

Azores to the UK (Pics)

Just a few pics from our Horta Azores to Falmouth UK and on to Brighton trip(s).

BBQ in Brighton (Pics)

Just a few pics from the BBQ in Brighton.

Friday, 31 July 2009

Happy Birthday Me!

OK where are we?...

Well with Kat & Daves help, I (we) have finished the following:

Emptied the boat of all my stuff.
Cleaned the ForePeak & Heads.
Derigged Sails and StackPack.
Removed and Scrubbed the Sprayhood.
Acid Treated the teak - its like new!
Soapy washed the topsides.
Polished all the Stainless.

Polish the topsides & Hull
Prepare and AntiFoul the Bottom.
Clean the Saloon and Rear Berth.

Kat has now left and Dave has returned to Brighton until tomorrow (weather permitting).
I spent ththis afternoon finishing the stainless and after completing the last bit, turned around to find huge red splodges of bright red bird crap! Hamble has a starling problem - perfect!

Its a bit weird being in Hamble Point Marina living 'on the hard'. Tomorrow is going to be even weirder as its my (Single Handed) 39th birthday. Another day older & wiser ...

OK well older anyway!