Happy new year

Ahoy ahoy!

I wonder where you were for the chimes of midnight on January 1st? I hope you were doing whatever it was that you wanted to be doing and that you were able to look back and forwards in whichever comnbination you prefer. Here’s hoping that 2011 be a happy and healthy and adventurous year ahead.

2011 has already charged off at a wild pace for me, with now just around the corner. Things are marching on apace with developments and results all the time and a To Do list as long as long thing. Visas are soon to applied for, we have a new logo, a brand new website is being designed, the new rowing boat is being built and the kayak will soon be ready for her first splash. (The kayak still has no name – ideas on a post card?) I was also very chuffed to be awarded a chunky grant from the Transglobe Expedition Trust – a Trust set up by the legendary Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

My plan had been to start the blogging year 2011 with a round up of my favouirte adventures from 2010 and a post about my training trip to Ireland over the New year, with Hercules (my handsome new bike) and one of my oldest and bestest friends. Instead, things have been rather busy and I instead I offer up a few minutes entertainment to start your week.  You are heading out to the ocean with a little montage  (all about food) from the documentary  of my Indian Ocean row that my good buddy Dave Cornthwaite is currently editing for me. We hope to release the full length documentary in February when my book ‘A Dip in the Ocean’ publishes.

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Now, please go and shake 2011 by the scruff of its neck and make it count.

S x

PS The latest post in the Adventurers Blogging Chain by Dave Cornthwaite, hosted by Tim Moss Here

PPS My book ‘ A Dip in the Ocean’ publishes on February 7th. Pre order it  here

PPPS I’m speaking at the London Boatshow this week on Wednesday and Thursday – 11.20am and 4.50 pm respectively. Come along!

PPPPS Very cool event in Cambridge on 29th January – I’m doing a bit of speaking as part of a world music concert by Dowsing for Sound. Order tickets here

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11 Responses to Happy new year

  1. John Skevington says:

    Happy New Year, Sarah.
    At the stroke of midnight I was doing exactly what I wanted to do.
    Have a good (and exciting) New Year.
    When will we see you back at Royal Perth Yacht Club?

  2. Barry Gumbert says:

    I was soaking my achy back in a hot bath. My neighbors were shoot off fireworks and I could see them through the window.

    Name for a Kayak I had an Alaskan Wolf named Kenai… Bike named Hercules… how about Zepher?

    New boat??? Can I have the old one?

    Bad news my church burned down. it was a 100+ year old former one room schoolhouse.

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  4. Claire says:

    11am is never too early to eat lunch!

    You are a woman after my own heart.

  5. Sarah says:

    Loved the video Sarah. We will be watching your progress with interest this year. Best of luck and a very happy and successful 2011.

  6. You said ‘busy’ not manic! What a start for you to 2011. Not sure if I will be able to make it to your talk at the Friends of Rutland Sailability supper talk in Stamford in February, but if not I shall try to arrange for one of my friends to get me a signed copy of your book.
    I truly hope 2011 is going to be your best year yet – you deserve it.


  7. Stephen says:

    Hi Sarah, Everyone here at Lifesystems & Lifeventure is wishing you all the best for the new year and we’ll hopefully catch up with you very soon! The ‘food’ video rocks by the way.

  8. Liz Buckley says:

    Hi Sarah,

    Re: Kayak naming

    I was thinking ‘Optimist’

    …but that was before watching your montage 😉

    Now thinking ‘Obsession’ or maybe ‘Mars Attack’

    Happy New Year and good luck with your To Do list ~ Liz xx

  9. June Bibby says:

    Thank you for your New Year good wishes Sarah. I send very best wishes to you for another exceptional year with good health and happiness and adventure!! June

  10. Tessa Bullimore says:

    Hi Sarah

    Remember us (SRS_Mermaid Sea Rangers – (and I was at Priory School)
    I have now moved onto work elsewhere but I have just pre-ordered your book and aim to read and pass onto my eldest daughter and other Sea Rangers!
    Speaking of which my eldest daughter who has a huge interest in Marine Biology is hoping to do her first Tall Ships adventure this summer and we are in the midst of applying. She is sooo excited at the thought of flying to Stavangar to do a leg from Stavangar to Halmstad in Sweden without (me !)
    Wishing you all the best for 2011 – You are an inspiration and I am eagerly awaiting the post with your book!
    Best Wishes
    Tessa Bullimore (STS-Mermaid)

  11. Noelle Araujo says:


    Tks for your New Year´s wishes! Wish you the same!! Peace! Love! Healthy and amazing days! Keep following your news… Noelle.

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