Solo 3251

My Solo dinghy no. 3251 was fixed up by Chris Somner , she feels very solid now and looks lovely.

Edit 1st Sept 2016. Fond as I was of the boat she’s sold now and I’m back on lasers, for my next boat I’m thinking of an RS Vareo. Fast and fun downwind which is something that can get really tedious in single sail boats.

Edit: 18th Jan 2017. I have an RS Vareo now and took it for its first sail recently.

RSPB Garden Birdwatch 2016

The Big Garden Birdwatch organised by the RSPB. We had:

  • two or three robins
  • a blackbird
  • a wood pigeon
  • a family of six or seven long tailed tits
  • a number of sparrows
  • two dunnocks
  • a starling
  • two coal tits
  • two blue tits
  • one great tit
  • a crow

I haven’t seen any thrushes for ages, and the chaffinches, greenfinches and goldfinches were missing. We turned the car into a bird hide and felt like real naturalists, speaking in whispers.