It is 3 o'clock in the morning and I am awake building the new website and blogging!

Once I finally got to grips with the website software it has proved to be remarkably easy to build what I hope will be, a professionally looking website. The idea is to give family and friends a way of keeping track of Novara's progess as well as a repository for some of the best images from previous sailing and mountaineering trips.

This blog will also help achieve that on a regular basis and also provide me with a soapbox for my occassional rants and my less frequent philosophical observations on life as we pass by.