Pandora owning Ed says
This is about Dylan Winter's Blog, Sailing around Britain.
Thanks for your note. I wasn’t expecting recognition!
Sorry to hear about the centaur. Great boat and I’m grateful to you for bringing it to my attention. I’m on the mersey and small, solid bilge keelers are the way to go as far as I’m concerned, so inevitable tidal groundings can be turned into impromptu barbecues.
At the moment I’m working on getting a Pandora up to scratch for cruising/ racing out of Liverpool or perhaps preston (who do a brilliant summer marina deal). I’m not sure if i fit the typical demographic in that I’m 34 and, I hope, only at the beginning of my adventures on boats. It’s incredibly encouraging to see that sailing is possible outside of the world of glistening GRP, azure seas and obligatory accompanying porpoises- none of which bear much resemblance to the grime, drizzle, algae and kinked hose pipes of my disused canal berth off the thin end of the Mersey- so thank you for that.
I’d love for you to be able to carry on. I’d love for you to make it round to this part of the world, too so I hope my fiver will assist you in this in some way.
Best of luck for the future, and maybe I’ll see you at some point off the Liver Building. but good god don’t stump up for the marina or you’ll be back to square one!