Having spent a much needed week up in Scotland larking about on snowy mountains and spending some time with old friends, the long and painful drive back to Devon was livened up somewhat when we stopped at Birmingham services for an extortionately priced cappuccino and twix power meal. My eyes did wander to the w.h smiths magazine rack and there before me was my own little story of my first real small boating adventure in Macavity back in 2011. It’s only a little two page piece that has been edited down  somewhat from the epic novel it once was, but even so, it’s quite a thrill to see some of your own words in print and on sale. Thanks very much Practical Boat Owner, you made my Monday morning a lot less boring. (Got a really nice piece of Dick Everitt artwork for my efforts too)

Recognition at last! Might do a few more if I get time.

Recognition at last! Might do a few more if I get time.