Summer Times

The summer's flown by and we've had some fun weekends sailing around Anglesey. On our last trip we took the cats with us. I wasn't sure how they'd get on when their world started bobbing about but they were fine and soon found their sea legs. It was lovely having them on board and funny seeing them sleeping peacefully on a cushion as the boat heeled over.

I take the prospect of going round the world very seriously, especially my role as the ship's medic, so I've just completed 2 courses down at Hamble School of Yachting. I started with their 'Proficiency in Medical First Aid on Board Ship' course and then went on to complete 'Proficiency in Medical Care on Board Ship'. I had a great time , both courses were brilliant and I learnt so much. The tutor, Sue Johnson, is so enthusiastic and manages to make it fun and relevant. It's so long since I did any studying that I did panic a bit about the written exams at the end, but I passed with flying colours. Amongst other things I can now give injections, suture and catheterise, which I hope never to use but if something unfortunate happens en route then I can use my new found 'skills'.  I met some interesting people on the courses, some of which have similar plans to us so our paths may cross again somewhere out there. Hamble is a lovely place and the B&B I stayed in was like a home from home, I can definitely recommend The Farthings.