Well the best laid plans of mice and men have brought us to Eastbourne! We left Brighton at 1030 and made our way out into a very lumpy, bumpy sea. It was great to see all the crew waving us off from the deck of the ‘Spoons and yes we could hear you Alan! To the accompaniment of various books, charts, boxes and the hoover crashing about in the cabin, we watched Dawn, Ian, Steve and Helen fade from view on the sea wall, as we punched our way out with the wind on the nose!

The Crew

The CrewFarewell The Fabulous Four

Farewell ……… The Fabulous Four!

What a wonderful time we had in Brighton and we have met with such kindness and generosity. We have made friends that will live in our hearts for ever and who we hope to meet again somewhere en route. By 1600 we made a prudent decision to cut our losses and spend the night in Eastbourne . As we were approaching the chanel, we tried to phone Sarah and Martin, who have a flat in the Marina, but got no answer. As we were tying up in the lock, who should be standing watching us, but the two of them! Needless to say we wasted no time at all getting them onboard and after a drink and a visit to the flat we spent a great evening with old friends catching up on all the news.

Who needs mobiles when we,ve got telepathy!

Who needs mobiles when we,ve got telepathy!

Have now completed passage planning for tomorrow…. Only problem now is the channel is due to be dredged and we can’t actually leave here until 1130 without the risk of grounding …… seems to be a strange Premier Marina interpretation of ’24hr access’ ! ……. still we should be able to make it to Dover before dark.

Hugs to all of you we’ve left behind and happy thoughts go with us. X


  1. What a wonderful time we had with you. We are still bowled over by such a remarkable coincidence. We absolutely loved your new home and thrilled to see you, have a fantastic adventure and hope to see you again soon xx

  2. How can I misspell my own name Mesway!!! I am she of the river Medway! Hope you reached the next point successfully xx

  3. Hi guys, nice blog! would be good to see some pictures on there too!;)

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