The Idle Skiers are in the West Country tonight, at King Point marina in Plymouth to be exact. The town was badly bombed in the Second World War and was rebuilt in the 1960s and 1970s. Not even its greatest admirers could say it is a city which is easy on the eye.
It is, however, our starting point for a few days sailing along the Devon and Cornwall coast. Our journey from Putney was highlighted by biblical quantities of rain from Exeter onwards. This evening though, we have been sat in the cockpit and the evening sky held a hint of blue. The forecast for the week is poorish, but we hope for the best.