About us and the boat

About us and the boat:

We were lucky enough to retire early at the start of 2013 so we could head off and "live the dream" on board our Nordhavn 47 Trawler Yacht. The idea is to see some of the planet, at a slow 6 - 7 knots pace. There are no fixed goals or timings, we just had a plan to visit Scotland and then probably the Baltic before heading south.

The Baltic has been postponed as we didn't manage to see everything we wanted to in Scotland during our first year owing to family issues. The idea is to visit the nicer areas in these latitudes before heading south for warmer weather. If we like somewhere, we will stay for a while. If not, we will just move on. So, for the people who love forward planning and targets, this might seem a little relaxed!

If anyone else is contemplating a trawler yacht life, maybe our experiences will be enough to make you think again, or maybe do it sooner then you intended!

The boat is called Rockland and she is built for long distance cruising and a comfortable life on board too. If you want to see more about trawler yachts and the Nordhavn 47 in particular, there is a link to the manufacturers website in our "useful stuff" section. For the technically minded, there is a little info and pictures of the boat and equipment in the same section


Richard and June

Monday, 10 November 2014

Patrick on TV

OK, so now his secret is out.

Far too many of you have spotted Patrick's starring role in the new John Lewis Xmas TV advert.

For those who haven't seen it (you really should) here is the link: John Lewis advert

Of course, Patrick is very smart and so he negotiated a good deal. No wonder the advert cost £1 million to produce.

Some nasty person produced this spoof advert. Patrick is remaining pretty quiet about the allegation of stupidity being rife amongst penguins. He is simply counting his money from John Lewis with a smug smile. Perhaps that Nordhavn 64 is a possibility after all.......

For those of you who live in countries that don't have such inventive TV adverts, we feel sorry for you. Good beer or huge burgers are a small recompense for having German or US TV adverts inflicted upon you.