Wooler U3A members Alison and Tony Davies enjoyed a bike ride to Kielder Water and surprised themselves by buying a yacht.
As budding sailors, they had to learn everything from scratch.
After sailing on the reservoir, they purchased a bigger yacht and explored the Clyde.
An even larger yacht meant that they could venture from the Tyne out to sea.
They enthralled members by describing their most ambitious adventure, sailing from the Tyne to the Greek Islands, which took them over four years.