I was one of only a handful of people to sail single handed around the UK coastline in 2011. It was a journey of discovery with some hair raising moments ! The boat was struck by lightning in an electric storm off the south coast. I lost Finlay the parrot on the North East coast and after an appearance on local tv news, was eventually re-united with my beloved sailing companion. I set out to raise awareness about Crohns & Colitis and to raise money for the Crohns & Colitis UK charity.
I made a video log of the 3 month journey which you can view on youtube at the link below.
I’ve also written a book about the experience which is available as an e-book on i-tunes.
The trip inspired me to undertake new challenges and I learned to how pilot a Sea Kayak for my upcoming attempt at a cross channel journey, planned for June 2016. The weather has been a constant factor in the cross channel attempt with rough seas and sea fog thwarting a few attempts at the crossing. In the Meantime, I’ve completed another Kayak challenge – The Leeds-Liverpool Canal in the summer of 2015. Again raising money for Crohns & Colitis UK.