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Sometimes it’s just great to go back to the very beginning

Years ago I started my first company with sewing cushions, curtains and slipcovers. Well I haven’t done much sewing lately being on a sailboat for so many years but I thought what a great time to spruce up the cockpit cushions and the salon seat slipcovers before our next marketing event. Our central agent, Bernard Gallay Yacht Brokerage, will be holding this event the first week of June in Antibes, South of France.

Sometimes it’s just great to go back to the very beginning

Dinner Out in Bonifacio

As much as I enjoy cooking for my charter guests I do appreciate an evening off especially at the end of a charter. One thing that Thierry starting doing for me at the beginning of our boating career, which has become a lovely tradition, is to take me out to a restaurant of my choice at the end of a charter. I am a bit of a research “freak” so I’m off to the internet to check out what are my choices in location, type of food, ambiance, etc. This is also an opportunity to pick up some great ideas.

Dinner Out in Bonifacio

​The Rustic Charm of Grand Case

Sometimes you fall upon a place that seems to be in a time warp. When it is paused in the best of places. Grand Case seems to be one just such a spot. A small bay found on the north west side of the Island of St. Maarten (French Side), it offers the very best of all types of cuisines as well as a very “laid back” vibe.

​The Rustic Charm of Grand Case

​Heh! The Neighbors Are Green

We have just tied the final docking lines at our new temporary home “of the moment” at Port du Plaisance. I love to be at anchor but oh the convenience of just walking off the boat to do groceries, fill the water tanks, rent a car for the list of run-about chores and the relaxation of knowing you are safely tucked in.

​Heh! The Neighbors Are Green

​A Walk Along the Cliffs of Anse du Colombier

After a night spent rocking and rolling amongst the crowds of boats in Anse du Corossol just outside the harbor of Gustavia, St. Barts’, we were informed by the Capitainerie that we were in fact on a private mooring ball. Apparently there are no public moorings in Gustavia. Well that was bad news as we would have to leave right away but which turned out to be very good news as we ended up discovering a wonderful bay just minutes away. Anse du Colombier is a secluded bay surrounded by steep, craggy hills that enclose a perfect beach.

​A Walk Along the Cliffs of Anse du Colombier
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