This was me, this time last year. Taking sabbatical leave and sailing around the beautiful islands of Lord Howe, New caledonia and Vanuatu. This image of a masked booby sea bird was taken at Chesterfield Reef, about halfway between New Caledonia and Bundaberg. Whilst we were away I found a blog was a great way of keeping in touch. Now I’m back in the real world I’ve decided to resurrect my blog as a way to keep people up to date with what I’m up to. It’s an easy way to create two-way dialogue and not everybody’s on Facebook!