This blog is about me, Henrietta, and my travels with skipper, M.
Originally M asked me to write it because he recognised I’m the most important character in our little adventure and, without wishing to sound smug, I am pretty central to everything. Before going any further, I should tell you that I’m just a sailing boat. (I’ll tell you more about me and the skipper – and other things – elsewhere).
Skipper M thought it would be easier for me to let you know what’s going on. First, as I’ve said, I am very important and the key to everything that happens. Second, as I’m not a real human being, I don’t have people-feelings and can say things that M doesn’t like to say; also I can say things about M that he might not like. (I’m thick-skinned in every sense.) One thing I should admit though is that I don’t always write good English and spelling isn’t always spot on, and I didn’t take the photos either, and my geography may be shakey and memory a bit fallible. WordPress is very clever, often too clever for me, so you’ll have to be patient while we work things out.
At the beginning of 2016 skipper M did take over writing most of the blog. I’ve been relegated to being a normal non-writing boat. I write the occasional bit, usually when M is fed up.
Here’s a picture of me all polished, renamed and with smart new black antifouling on my bottom. (No-one wants barnacles or weed on their bottom)
…and here I am under sail in the Atlantic