Maiden is home – at last…

Please forgive me but this post will be mostly pictures.  Later today I will update you properly.

Yesterday, Maiden arrived home into Southampton and it was like a dream.

After four years of struggle, she was carried into the Solent on the Roll Dock Sky and I have to say she looked stoic sitting there in her cradle on deck.  We spotted her as the fog lifted and the sun came through the clouds and I have to say there was much emotion and whooping!

We followed her up Southampton Water and bade her farewell till this morning when we unload her into the water.  There are a few of her original crew here with me and this will be the first time we have been together with Maiden in these waters.  27 years ago on 28th May we crossed the finish line here!

Tracy Edward's Maiden arriving in The Solent 23 April 2017.  The Maiden Factor. Photo Rick Tomlinson
Tracy Edward’s Maiden arriving in The Solent 23 April 2017. The Maiden Factor.
Photo Rick Tomlinson
Tracy Edward's Maiden arriving in The Solent 23 April 2017.  The Maiden Factor. Photo Rick Tomlinson
Tracy Edward’s Maiden arriving in The Solent 23 April 2017. The Maiden Factor.
Photo Rick Tomlinson
Tracy Edward's Maiden arriving in The Solent 23 April 2017.  The Maiden Factor. Photo Rick Tomlinson
Tracy Edward’s Maiden arriving in The Solent 23 April 2017. The Maiden Factor.
Photo Rick Tomlinson
Tracy Edward's Maiden arriving in The Solent 23 April 2017.  The Maiden Factor. Photo Rick Tomlinson
Tracy Edward’s Maiden arriving in The Solent 23 April 2017. The Maiden Factor.
Photo Rick Tomlinson

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