death in the family and the riots in London. There was also not just one but two periods where work loads were excessive for weeks and weeks in a row.
But there were good moments too. Despite the riots London proved it was great with a wide range of culture from Gauguin to the Book of the Dead to Steve Reich's Drumming to Miro to theremin SF to Iain M. Banks to string quartet plus didgeridoo to Barber's Knoxville to the Proms to John Martin's Apocalypse (and sewage system) to Film to Wild Beasts to Swallows and Amazons.
Just check out what was packed into one day off in London.
There was of course one rather well publicised wedding.
Hmmm...... looks like there was more culture than boating. But I did get paddling on the river, go ice skating and race in the Fowey Classics (allegedly). We were "not bad" three times in a row - yeh!
This year is already promising much, with both the London 2012 Olympics and the Queens Diamond Jubilee, and I've been plotting options for sailing routes and destinations.
Above is the classic yacht Mikado which we beat at the Fowey Classics - one definitely good memory to take from last year.
Of course Buff's year was even better.......