Bill and Joyce Stratton

Bill and Joyce Stratton, Bev's Mum and Dad, based in the North East of England. They came to see us in Lagos, Gran Canaria, the Grenadines and in New Zealand.

Bill crossed the Atlantic with us from Gran Canaria to St Lucia - impressive as this was his first big trip at sea.

Bill was adventurous enough to have one go on the Hobie Cat off the beach at Kohimarama Auckland. Unfortunately Bill was a little slow moving to the other side of the boat during a tack and we capsized the boat. Unable to right in on our own we had to wait until a kind motor boat sailor came by and helped us get the mast out of the water.

Bill and Joyce also made a couple of trips on Bella in New Zealand.