Welcome to spinnakers and spokes

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”  ~ Ralph Waldo Emmerson

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“The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place”

Thank you to George Bernard Shaw for that classic quotation.

I’ve worked with a number of training organisations throughout my career and the one that I find myself returning to more often than not is ‘The Training Box’.  I love the continue reading…


“To reach a port, we must sail – sail, not tie at anchor – sail, not drift.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt.

I was in Coverack, Cornwall last week and saw this boat in the harbour and I started thinking about drifting – not just at sea but in life, continue reading…

How time flies

Has it really been over two years since my last post on this blog site? Yikes.

Since I finished the round the world race, I felt that perhaps I didn’t have anything “worthwhile” or “exciting” to share. And there are rather continue reading…


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10 thoughts on “Welcome to spinnakers and spokes

  1. SimSim

    erm, I had that quote on an Out of Office (not a work one 😉 a few years ago. Love that guy. Cycled to his hut many years ago…
    Anyhow, what I wanted to say, again, is AWESOME!!!!!!

  2. Clive The Bike Williams

    Actually feeling a little jealous of your guts and determination – will be watching and following with love and interest. We will donate appropriately in due course. But first ket’s have lunch tomorrow to see you off – then fair winds and avaast behind me beauty! Xxx C

  3. Jed Wilson

    Way to go Alysoun !
    All the very best on your epic adventure. Ill be following your blog. Cant wait to hear the stories on your return. Jed

  4. swisssue

    Hi Alysoun. Thinking of you and yours, and wishing you good luck as you prepare to head off into the wide blue yonder. We wish you “fair winds and a following sea”. Good luck!

  5. Mary Dee Foft. (Michael's sister)

    How exciting—what you are doing! ‘Will be praying 4 you as I live vicariously through you & your adventure. God speed. MDF

  6. Clive The Bike Williams

    Not long to go now. Hope you are raring to go. Looking forward to girls own adventure stories. God speed, fair winds and quiet skies. Xxx

  7. Clive The Bike Williams

    Have fun on the next leg – all the Atlantic has to offer will be there to speed or calm you – happy sailing! X


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