The alarm was set at 6.30am as today we had to get up and get going for our very first sail just the two of us on Idun! After paying our marina dues, we slipped our lines and set off at 8am down the river Hamble and on to the Solent. It was warm and … Continue reading Tuesday 12th June: From the Hamble to Chichester Harbour
We’ve lived on Idun for a week. What an amazing thought that is! The plan was that Vivien and Ray would join us today, but I rudely postponed their visit as we had several people coming to sort things out today and we didn’t know when any of them would arrive, and what sort of … Continue reading 11th June – our last day at Swanwick Marina
Sunday was another warm day and we welcomed Mattie and Dez to Idun! They arrived by midday, and after coffee and us showing them round we decided to take a trip down the river. We have been so lucky to have warm and rain free days so far. Poor them first of all had to … Continue reading Sunday, 10th June – more family!
On Saturday Dominic set off early to drop the car off at home, as our adventure on Idun will be a continuing one. He had a rather unfortunate visit to the service station where another car backed into him. A real bother but luckily no major injuries to neither people nor cars. Back home Dominic … Continue reading Saturday 9th June – family visitation
We were very pleased to see our friends Toby and Janette arrive on Thursday. After a tour of the boat (obviously!) and a humous and veggie lunch, we enjoyed a walk along Southampton Water, before getting ready to move out of Hamble Point Marina. With Toby’s expert help (him being a Yachtmaster Instructor), Dominic safely … Continue reading 7/8 June – Toby & Janette and anchoring off the Isle of Wight
Tuesday, 5th June Our very first visitor to Idun was Emma! She came while we were at Inspiration Marine, finishing off the purchase of the boat. After the meeting and the unloading of a few things Emma brought down for us, she had the delight of a tour of our second home on water. We … Continue reading 5 / 6 June – Our very first visitor
So here we are, it’s 11th June 2018, and we’ve owned our lovely yacht Idun for a week! I’ve had a few comments in the last few days ‘I thought you were writing a blog?’ Yeah, it’s just that (and here comes the rant) it’s been hectic, irritating, frustrating, sooo much to take in and … Continue reading 4th June HANDOVER DAY and the next few days