And this it.
Welcome to day one of this blogging caper.
|Zip Crisis on way to Changi Airport. Cab booked, no pressure.|
24 days since we left Brisbane Australia on our travels after 589 days straight working on my house to finish a ten year project. We finished it, it's beautiful, it's a triumph and if it gets rented soon I'll be a lot happier and have some travel money. Now, finally, with all the work behind me it's on to less labour intensive pursuits.
On arrival in France via a one night stay with Raj in Singapore we got straight down to business and went shopping for superyachts in Antibes. Anne settled on 'Eminence', a very tidy 78 metre number. 14 guests, 19 crew. No chopper pad.
I chose Anastasia, a bit smaller at 75 metres, 12 guests, designed inside and out by an Australian designer, bought for 200 million by a Russian oligarch who recoups some of the cost by renting it out for $700,000 a week.
We wandered along with Michael who chatted up, in french, the odd yachtie with a for sale sign on their yacht in order for me to do some further research.
It was only as we were leaving that I came across the ideal little number.
The Grand Bleu Vintage, a 95ft long, 22ft beam, aluminium yacht. 8 guests 4 crew. $60,000 a week.
|French lettuce crisping technology|
|Apres Dinner stroll. Saint Paul de Vence|
|Lunch and Rose @ Michael and Emma's out of Nice|
It's been a time consuming learning curve and one can only hope it gets easier as the road leads on.
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I leave you with the words of this pic til next time.
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