Ok family, friends and readers I’ve been letting Fran run with the blog and oh my god she’s been doing a Stirling job. 170,000 views in the last 5 days, we’re blown away by all the support and generosity we are receiving from people all around the world.
My writing skills are nowhere near Fran’s so please bare with me and my babbling.
I keep meaning to sit down and write my side of the story, to try and give a little insight into what I think went wrong for us. My head is in all out find the boat mode at the moment, with no time to sit down and concentrate on writing it all up. I’ll get there soon I hope.
I’ve put help posts on various sailing forums in hope that someone comes back to me saying they’ve spotted the boat. I’ve had a lot of positive help and advice feedback, but I’ve also had numerous people giving me the should’ve, would’ve, could’ve comments.
Within hours of posting on the first forum I had a guy contact me, offering me to come and stay on his yacht, then we could go out and search for Dove II. His name is John Blair from Tenby, wales onboard his 42′ Bavaria ‘BALLYHOO’in Falmouth harbour Antigua. When I met John , we got along great as we had a lot in common. He runs a mackerel fishing boat out of Tenby and has spent his life on the sea. I cannot express in words how grateful I am.
I also want to thank Glenn Tuttle the net manager at Seven Seas cruising association’s HF radio service “KPK” who has links with the US Coastguard and Navy and Chris Parker from marine weather and communications.
Finally thank you to Will Marks for setting up a gofundme site and Bethany Rush for linking it to the blog by clicking help us out at the top of the home page, you’re both awesome.