Friday, 24 June 2011

Postcard Vision

In the last two weeks we have travelled from Barcelona to Palma around to Menorca up to Corsica and onto the French  Riviera. For the last two season in the Med my cruising has been limited and it was quite invigorating to have an itinerary and the ability to take sneaky photos every now and again. The scenery and weather were stunning. I got thinking in the last couple of days that working outside on a Super Yacht is a lot like having “postcard vision”, that is to say you have picture postcard views all day long but a lot of the time your interaction is limited to stretching your hands out and imagining if you could actually touch the vistas. 

Enjoy my postcards. Captions not required but recommended reading.

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After a delightfully smooth trip from Barcelona to Palma this is the sea state that greeted me on arising. Silky.
 
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Portal Nous coastline.

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Sunsets make even prefab high rise apartment blocks look nice.

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The south and west coast of Palma is seriously rugged.

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Seriously.

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This is a face, just turn your head 90 degrees to the left.

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I call this one the meat tenderiser.

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More outgoing out crops of rocks.

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Stunning.

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Wow.

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Menorca.

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Menorca delivered the best sunset I have seen all year.

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Nice varnish!

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Enthralling Corsica.

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Antibes Sunrise.

We finished our trip in Antibes, France which is as fitting a place as any to finish because we started our Yachting careers in Antibes. 

Having been on nightwatch for the last week I slept through a crew day off of jet skis, wakeboarding and other fun things.  I actually got out of bed so I could do another night non stop and ferry drunken people back to our anchorage. Me = Saint.

Needless to say we are moving to Genova tomorrow and I am looking forward to getting my Italian on. Anna and I have a nice relaxing weekend planed in a Spa resort.

My brain and body both desperately need untangling. I look forward to sharing with you some of my dastardly plans for the next year. Maybe I am not quite a Saint just yet.

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