Work on fitting the extras is now almost complete and within days we'll be able to take Breeze for her maiden voyage... a hop to Cowes. Our fears that the aft lockers would prove to be too small were ill founded - they swallow a surprisingly large volume of kit. All the electronic gizmos are installed - radar, AIS, autopilot, chartplotter, DSC - and the stack of instruction manuals is going to provide bedside reading for months!
Chloe's design skills have been harnessed to provide some stylish graphics for the stern and bows so all we need now is a puff of wind and a fair tide to send us into the Solent. After that; The Channel Islands, North Brittany, Atlantic France and Spain beckon. Beats gardening I can tell you!