At last - the Vandenbossche family are home in Ostend, after a cruise they'll never forget

The final leg Ramsgate-Ostend was pretty uneventful – we motored most of the time. Only got an hour sailing in either end. Fitting end to our summer cruise. Evita and Yanni picked up our buoy first time round. Once back in our home berth the children were absolutely brilliant. They tied up, cleaned up and fixed me dinner. What a crew!

We spent a few pleasant days in Ostend – the beach, go-karting and the club bar. Just before the trip back Yanni gave me a hug. ‘Thanks dad. That was the best holiday ever!’ Lump in my throat and tear in my eye.