Back story & Biog.

IMG_20120701_130359 We left a room behind us in Ford Park, Ulverston in the north of England where we used to both work.   Our journey to here from 2008 to 2014 is documented on the Sailblogs website. If you would like to read any of our back-stories you will find them by following the link below http://www.sailblogs.com/member/colinjackie/?xjMsgID=104440   It has taken a great leap of faith, and many long hours of study to reach our goal, but  People may say ‘you must be crazy’, but no, we’re just living the dream, or as Mark Twain put it much more succinctly. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover”.   Biog. Colin has spent most of his life in the music business, as a bass player in countless bands, and then latterly as a sound engineer running his own recording studio. As a young teenager he became an apprentice electrician in the local shipyard and throughout his life as a musician he would often find work as an electrician to pay the bills. For 10 years, before retiring he worked alongside Jackie as Caretaker, general Handyman and studio manager at Ford park, Ulverston. Jackie ran her own fitness centre business for over twenty years before stepping off the treadmill to become CEO overseeing the development of a public park managed by a local charitable trust. As a young woman she studied secretarial skills in Oxford before leaving England to work in Zambia for five years. She worked for Reuters in London, in the early 70s' developing early computer programmes, before quitting the city after watching "one man and his dog" for a life in the English Lake district.