Thanks for all the encouraging comments. You can be assured that more pictures of our journeys aboard Blue Ice will be posted here (I can hear JK groaning in dismay and rushing out to purchase some more hard disks!)
I'm looking forward to planning a cruise/some cruises, although a little time spent nearer familiar shores may be in order to get my experience level up.
Deauville... possibly a bit too soon
Orkneys... love to, but all that towing? Unfortuantely haven't time to do it by sea. Hmmm, I must speak to Keith.
Herm... Now you're talking!
Solent... I'll be there!
Big thank-you to all RIBnet members (and BIBOA members) who've given me assistance of all diferent sorts - Shall I embarras those who've specially helpful? No, you know who you are
BTW the "low point" of the year was missing the Plymouth inaugral conference
but I look forward to meeting more RIBnetters out on the water.