Introduction and getting ready

Our original plan was to cross the Atlantic and - although very different from what we ended up doing - we still were able to take advantage of all the work we had done on selecting and buying equipment for this trip.

It also dictated the timing as I had already arranged with my workmates that I would take a month off during June and July.

As a result when I arrived to the boat, there was still lots of stuff that needed to be done and we spent the first week getting ready.

However in the end we made the trip and who knows, if we do end up doing the Atlantic Crossing the lessons learned on this trip will stand us in good stead.