M I C R O A D V E N T U R E S This year has been one of discovery. Mainly discovering myself and what I am capable of. I never thought I'd be able to swim in the sea. There were several psychological barriers to overcome on that front, but I did it and now you can't get me out. So earlier in summer I set myself a little challenge to swim all of the Orkney islands before the end of the year.
There are over 70 islands, but there was no way that I could manage that, especially as you would need your own boat to access most of them. So I restricted my list those with public transport to them, ferry, causeway or plane. By my reckoning, that's 17 islands. I've not visited many of the islands before, so I'm keen to explore them rather than just visiting to swim and then leaving, so I've been taking my bike where I can (list in stories). I've managed to tick 7 islands off my list so far, and tomorrow I'm heading over to Papa Westray.
So I will have 9 more islands to visit. If I fail to visit them all in time, it's no big deal. But it's meant that I've been able to discover the county I love in a way I wouldn't have imagined before this year.
What's your next microadventure?
I'm back after my summer break! We spent two weeks in Devon dodging the rain and howling wind. This photo was taken on one of the beautifully hot days (three in total 😂). Has anyone else had a howler of a British holiday? Or did you go abroad for some guaranteed sunshine? Having said all that, I have had a good break and spent yesterday working through the lovely orders I've received while I have been away.
“Our Captain and Abby were FANTASTIC!! They were so accommodating for our party of 16. They definitely made our bachelorette trip to OBA memorable! Abby takes the best pictures too! I highly recommend them! Great customer service, and overall, just wonderful! Looking forward to another visit soon! 😃” -Abbie Williams shares this via Facebook
Inspirational message for #sailorgirl . 👩✈️
Port State Inspection in Newark conducted onboard our good vessel by 4 inspectors from the US Coast Guard. Nil deficiencies 👍 My second PSC inspection on Maersk Norfolk, both with clean records✔️ It gives me motivation that my performance is being tested like this and that the outcome is that satisfying. Was also selected as one of the fire fighters for drill. My team donned the suits and equipment quickly (I believe my new speed record!) and “extinguished the fire” in the galley🔥Always interesting to be a part of an inspection, especially because I one day hope to be an inspector myself🤞