Our leaving party last weekend was something to remember with about 140 family & friends there to share & celebrate a lifelong dream. We had a fantastic singer for the evening called Nina Garcia, Youtube her and we would thoroughly recommend her to anyone. With so many people to talk to and say goodbye, it was difficult to speak to everyone… if we missed you out we’re sorry. Our great friend Nick said a few words which brought tears to many, thanks for that Nick!
We went to the new US embassy in London to be interviewed for our B2 visas which went well. They keep our passports and they are being forwarded to a secure address in Plymouth. This is supposed to take about 7 days but they’ve turned it around in 2 so we know they’ll be in Plymouth before we arrive so no waiting around.
So on Thursday 3rd May we finally cut the lines and left our home port of Poole, with a mixture of excitement & nervousness as it all sank in. After a quiet night anchored in Studland bay we sailed (well motored actually) to Dartmouth….. WE’RE OFF !!!
Marinetraffic shows our track, the 74 miles taking just over 10 hours in smooth seas, Lyme bay was kind to us. We’re not purists, we’ll take motoring with no wind over a bash in a force 6 and above anyday !!