So we finally set sail on the lovely Blue Zulu on Thursday 21st July and left our wonderful home of 11 years, Cowes on the Isle of Wight. Since then we have spend a few glorious (& a few too many grey & drizzly!) nights and days sailing down the West Coast of the UK – visiting Studland, Poole, Portland, Dartmouth, Salcombe and Plymouth. We’ve had our ups (swimming, paddle boarding & visiting friends) & downs (engine troubles & seasickness!) and are slowly adjusting to this new way of life. We are currently in Plymouth sorting out a few things, picking up our great new crew member, sister-in-law Lot and planning for the next phase across the Bay of Biscay to Northern Spain – eek!!