Friday, December 03, 2004
A big mistake? Some people seem to think so.
Some would say that is a pretty cool thing to do when they hear about it whereas others nod wisely then try to slip away from the raving loony as quickly as possible.
The thing is until I bought the boat I have never actually driven any kind of boat at all, which is fine except that my boat is a 27 metre (90 ft) steel ex fishing trawler, built tough for fishing in the North Sea.
Now I have gone from never having driven a boat to suddenly owning three. That is the trawler, a canoe which came with the trawler and a small inflatable boat which I had to buy as a tender to the big boat as it is currently moored in the middle of the river Itchen, in Southampton, England.
I do have a plan though.