Today we received another phone call telling us that an old friend from the MX-5 Owners Club had passed away. Barbara and Graham hadn't been active members for a few years now as they also had a Cornish Crabber which they loved to sail during the summer when the weather permitted. Before the Crabber they'd owned a Shrimper and they very kindly took us out for the day. We sailed it from Mylor to St Mawes and then they needed to get it back to its mooring in the Helford. It was a trip I will never forget. It was blowing a hooley as we crossed the bay and we were all hanging on with the boat on autopilot so Graham could hang on too. I have never been so pleased to see the Helford river as I was that day. Now I know why I like the Norfolk Broads where there is land either side of you and you're never more than a few minutes away from it! They hadn't been on a drive for a long time but just before our long holiday we had a call from them as they were in our area. They came to see us and Graham couldn't wait to look at Crocus. Unfortunately the next time we'll see Barbara will be at his funeral next week.
RIP Graham we'll miss you x