January, that cold, miserable dark month. after December….. On the plus side it’s a time to get to work on sunny days on keeping GladTimes all ship-shape. Or at least, get her ready for summer!

2018 was a bit of a disaster for my sailing, a fractured mast on GladTimes means that I haven’t been able to use her as much, and a whole summer of travelling, volunteering internationally with the Scouts, and also travel for my work in Tea, Buddhism and Human Rights has meant that I’ve not had a chance to really spend quality time with her.

2019 is the Winter of the new mast! The spring of paint and varnish and the summer of sail! -Before a winter of sail too!