With only 5 days to go, Duet has set sail from the River Orwell in Suffolk bound for London to be ready to begin her Voyage to Success which starts on Monday. She has a forecast for fair winds but with the risk of occasional poor visibility.
She is crewed by a group of young people deemed to be at risk of offending who are aboard to develop skills of teamwork, self-reliance and responsibility. They are expected to arrive in London on the morning tide on Saturday having explored parts of the Thames Estuary.
Meanwhile, in Lincoln, the first group of young people from the Barnardo’s Lincolnshire Leaving Care Service have had their final briefing before they assemble on Saturday to make their way down to London to begin their adventure. For many, this will be their first experience of travelling outside Lincolnshire.