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Old 06 November 2014, 09:17   #201
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Old 06 November 2014, 09:29   #202
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The mentor and the apprentice!

By now you will have read Trev’s (Trevor G) name several times all the way through this and there’s several reasons for this. Trev has been my cruising mentor for several years, he helped me arrange my first cruise around the Isle of Wight and we have also crossed the English Channel from Southampton to the Channel Islands and again to France. I’ve seen his son Rick grow from a lad into a young man and we have enjoyed countless amounts of local cruises together. Trev has taught me a great deal about long range cruising and all this preparation is really paying off on this trip.

Trev has also put this entire trip together with help from some of the others and he has ensured that everything is going well and he’s doing a great job! On top of this he has changed his power steering pump twice with Adam (Bembridge Marine) & (Team Duma), once in a lock and again last night on the pontoon.

You got to hand it to Trev, the guy’s a legend!!! And that’s probably why he’s the secretary for BIBOA (British Inflatable Boat Owners Association). Trev has been cruising with people that set world records in ribbing for years.

I was with Trev in my first force 8 gale and fondly remember ripping not one, but two stainless steel handles off of Blue Ray while holding on! Although, Trev may have a slightly less fond memory of this???

Here's a pic of Trev (second from the right - Red Jacket)

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Old 06 November 2014, 10:05   #203
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Old 06 November 2014, 10:08   #204
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Meanwhile, Huw is still in Inverness...

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Old 06 November 2014, 12:23   #205
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Now today we're off to Lowestoft, and I've got a good feeling!

There's loads of wind farms and although I've got some pics they could have been better...

I'm no David Bailey and I only have an iphone, but I'm sure we can do Better!

It's still windy and as always, the east coast chop is a pleasure to be in. The best way to describe it is:

It's like falling down the stairs for 10 hours

But the sun's out and it's not as bad as yesterday...
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Old 06 November 2014, 12:55   #206
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iirc you were kicking back to Dolly Parton whilst you were taking this photo.

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Enjoyed burning some fuel with you all.
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iirc you were kicking back to Dolly Parton whilst you were taking this photo.

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Enjoyed burning some fuel with you all.
As a matter of interest what sort of amounts of Fuel did you Guys end up using??
Be interesting to compare Rigs and engines ect.
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The harder you work the luckier you get...

I finally get my pictures and I'm very pleased so I'll cross that off my list
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As a matter of interest what sort of amounts of Fuel did you Guys end up using??
Be interesting to compare Rigs and engines ect.
I'll try and do something at the end although I don't have any figures myself
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Enjoyed burning some fuel with you all.
You too, thanks for coming out to see us on the Loch
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