All set for our RTW 2014+ Adventure

We have now completed nearly all the major tasks needed to be ready for the 2014+ adventure. The improvements and major tasks are shown on the Refit pages on our website, which includes a number of photographs. One of the tasks still to be completed is the upgrading of our autopilot system. The old system failed earlier this year and we have now bought the latest Raymarine Evolution 400 system. This will be fitted before we set off on 3rd August.

I have also been improving our communications facilities. We have purchased and fitted an Iridium phone system. It is second hand but is a very robust fixed unit with an external antenna (Sailor SC4000). We will use it with Mailasail for email and weather forecasting and will also use Mailasail for our regular blog. We will only occasionally update our main website, mainly when we have quite a few pictures we would like to share.

Our latest upgrade is to our window covers, bimini and dinghy cover:

Our Cars are sold, our house is rented out and have moved all our possessions into storage. Susan has resigned from work and will finish on the 25th July (tomorrow). We are ready to go!!