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Gosport – Brighton

Now it feels like I’m on my way home writing this post. Not much of a post this one I’m afraid to say. Sunday morning we got up at 4:45am to head to Brighton. We really wanted to do a non-stop slog to Dover, but the fickle weather the day before prevented us from departing.... Author: Tim Butler

Brighton to Portsmouth – A tale of two halves

Attempt #1 On Saturday I headed out with Trina for Chichester, where I first set eyes on Excalibur some four years ago. We sat in the cockpit having a cup of tea in Brighton, debating whether to head out or not. A dark bank of clouds were heading in our general direction. I didn’t like... Author: Tim Butler

Dover to Brighton – UFO’s, satellites and shooting stars

Today I waved goodbye to the east coast, not knowing when or if I’ll be sailing back up that way again. I came down Friday night after having a minor dispute in Waitrose with another shopper. Seeing an argument in a London Waitrose is like watching two public school boys fighting with hankies. Earlier in the... Author: Tim Butler