Tuesday, 21 April 2009

The Final Push

With less than 2 weeks to go till the departure the office is as busy as ever! I have just about finished visiting the ports we will be stopping at during the voyage, they are all set to be fantastic in their own way. One thing that has really blown me away has been the helpfulness and generosity of all those that I have met around the country. Every place I have visited I have been made to feel very welcome and I cant wait to return with Scarlet Oyster and her crew during the voyage.
Scarlet is looking fantastic, the team have done a brilliant job getting her ready. Cath and Karen are busy putting the final pieces together, the Duo-Gen wind generator arrived today to much excitement! I had my first trip on her this evening, all be it a short hop from one pontoon to the other!
The sun is shining here in Cowes, lets hope it's here to stay.

Till next time.


Thursday, 2 April 2009

Preparations Underway

Well it's very busy here with all the last minute preparations, Scarlet is at Southampton Yacht Services have some final work and will be pulled out on Monday to be branded. She is going to look very special. We have a very excited Skipper in Cath Vise and the Mate Karen Fraser is updating her Ships Captain medical course this week, the office has a buzz as packages of charts, pilotage books arrive and the team add content to the website, confirm the young people and make all the arrangements for each of the stopover ports. Simon is off next week to visit some of the stopover ports in Hull, Newcastle, Manchester, Liverpool and the Isle of Man. Tommorow will mark a month to go and there is certainly a lot to do.

Will up date you as we move forward