Monday, October 09, 2006

Time to go

My sojourn at the Lafarge yard at Fareham is almost at an end.

I've been given notice that I must move on.

My initial reaction was one of surprise and disappointment at loosing what has been a tremendous place to keep lady Jane.

I will truly miss Fareham, as the place has been good to me for all sorts of reasons.

On the positive side, I'm reminded that I've got a big ol boat that can go anywhere, so there is no reason for me to stay alongside forever.

This is probably just the prompting I need as a gateway to more exploration and adventures with Lady Jane. My thinking being that if I can travel with her, why shouldn't I?

In reality, for now, I'll take Lady Jane back round to my own mooring on the River Itchen in Southampton.

I spoke to John, the skipper who originally brought her round from the Itchen, and he's up for taking her out for a spin again.

Obviously my priorities have changed, as I've now got to scramble to get the engineering stuff done so she will be fit for the high seas.

No dates have been set as yet, but my focus is on being safe to travel and, of course, Lady Jane has to look good before she goes anywhere.

The list of things to do, in no particular order at present, is on my poorly maintained website here at


  1. cool! take lots of pictures while making the trip. And I didn't know you had a website, thanks for the link :)

  2. I think the right phrase is 'Bon Voyage'!

  3. You bet Rik - I'm thinking of asking a mate of mine to escort us in a rib, so we can get some good pictures (and movie clips) of Lady Jane on the high seas.

  4. Cheers Seb & Becky.

  5. Can't wait to see those pics TZ. miss you.

  6. Hi Rick & Karen

    I think of you guys often, wishing you well.

    Hope to get over to visit again before too long.



  7. Sensible idea to get an accompanying rib in case you need a line to a buoy or even a "Bow thrust" or any tug action at the other end! No shame for the skipper if its needed, just normal good maritime practice!