And this was our English Channel relay!


A week ago today, we were basking in the morning sunshine in the middle of the English Channel.

We had had the ‘go’ call from our pilot, Eddie Spelling in the middle of the afternoon on saturday 8th september, telling us to meet him at midnight at Dover Marina.

What do you imagine is the first thing you would do? In our case, that was to finish our sparkly nails, have a glass of wine, and go for a nap. Manx Minkes do it in style…. One or two of us were to regret the sparkly nails later….

We all kind of emerged from our rooms around 11pm to load up the cars and head for Dover. Our boat leader, Emma, had arrived in the meantime, so we were ready to roll.

Midnight saw us all at Dover Harbour, wondering exactly what mess we’d got ourselves into this time…

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