I'm still reading, but as a person paid to write, I just have to share that you have tight prose. It's clip-clops along and keeps the reader's attention on the story rather than the writer.
I will paddle eternal, Kevlar and carbon.
Very through report and a good read. Good to see the family back in the BW and living the dream. I did my first solo this year and I'm looking forward to many more in the future. Hoping you get your's in next year.