Adrian and Louise wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who have helped to make this voyage of circumnavigation possible, to those who sent messages of support as Adrian prepared to sail away, to those who wrote and emailed during the trip, to all of those who came to make the conclusion such a memorable event today. From Adrian’s preparations, through the voyage he has been deeply touched by the generousity and good will of all those he met – to all those new and much appreciated friends.
Today has been an incredible experience for Adrian and his family. It was not until 15:30 that they were able to enjoy lunch as guests of the Commodore of the Royal Southern Yacht Club and there is a busy afternoon and evening ahead.
Below is a set of photographs very kindly supplied by the British national newspaper the Daily Express, photographer Steve Reigate.
The cup that refreshes – courtessy Royal Navy
A great adventure but great to be home
Adrian with two very proud sons
Maybe its worth going round again just for a welcome like this
Over the coming days an weeks there is a task ahead to sort through the images of this outstanding achievement of an ordinary man doing something extraordinary, living a dream.