I have just begun an adventure! I have been talking about circumnavigating the British Isles in some sort of boat for some time. Nuala thought it would be wise to go with an organisation which had a few clues about what to do and found “The Round Britain Experience”. This is an operation run by Southwest Marine Training from their headquarters in Brixham in Devon. It does what it says on the tin in that a number of paying crew (five in our case) sail a substantial yacht (a Bavaria 45) round the British Isles via Dublin, John o’Groats, Edinburgh, London and the Channel Islands leaving on July 13th and returning on September 27th, covering approx 2500 miles. Two of the five hope to gain a Yachtmaster’s qualification and the rest hope to get to Coastal Skipper standard. The title of this record is a reference to a Radio 4 programme which I (and I suspect many others) listen to with much interest and little understanding.