Our Vacation Has Started

Today is Saturday and our vacation has just started! *smile*

Although, not very gentle, since we got up four (4!!) o’clock this morning, in order to leave home at five! *biiig yawn*

But it was worth it, because we arrived in Loano just before lunchtime, which was perfect! This time we brought our provisions and water from home, since we didn’t wanted to waste time, with grocery shopping in Italy. Plus, we won’t need much, since we’re sailing non-stop only to Rosignano Solvay and leave Luna Azzurra at the wharf, for her “make over”.

We hope for the best but plan for the worst.

It start to come close to our holiday and the planing start to become real and …. hmmm soon some stress as well.

As you can see it is me as so called skippers time to write even though Diana is as much skipper and have the same paper. Anyway it it as it is and it is quite an easy post only to show preliminary planed routes. Wetter is king here and we are only human and have to follow suit.

As Diana wrote some weeks ago we will leave from home Saturday early to arrive Loano hopefully before lunch. Then just load onboard all our gear and leave (OK we have a few small stuff to do before).

Stand Up Paddling & a Visit to the Theatre

The sun was shining and we had around 28 degrees C (the water was about 26 deg. C)! There were some small waves this time, which made it a bit tricky to stand up, so we were most of the time on our knees paddling, or just took a break sat on the boards, and enjoyed the view, sun and quietness

Then, yesterday evening, Patrik and I met my family in Winterthur. Our aim was the “Sommertheater” and to see a play called “Schiff über Bord” (Ship Overboard). It was a while ago that we decided to have a reunion, so why not in the theatre?

Happy Birthday Switzerland

This week was a short one – work related I mean!

The weather was nice and Patrik was lucky enough to capture some butterflies on camera!

On Thursday, 1st August was the Swiss National Day – which naturally is a holiday! And on Friday Patrik and I took the day off as well, as many others did!

Well, in the afternoon of 1st of August the sun was shining and my parents came for an aperitif and stayed until 4 p.m.  After they have left, Patrik and I slowly started to prepare our dinner, which was a raclette (real cheese for Patrik, vegan version for me).

It was around eight when we ate and later on the fireworks started. It looked nice of course, and with our wonderful view, we truly had VIP standards.

10th Wedding Anniversary

Congrats to us – on Wednesday, the 24th of July, Patrik and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary!
Patrik had already booked a table at the restaurant at the Kartause Ittingen (an old monastery, which lies nearby) for the evening. So that part was settled.
For the day we wanted to do something special and drove to the Lake Constance. There we wanted to test/rent a stand up paddle board (SUP)! Why? Well, why not?

About Sunshine, Moonshine and Never Forgotten Stars

The nights are different, naturally! Since I’m allowed to be outside (since a while), I have so much fun roaming Uesslingen by night….Although, nowadays I don’t go too far and always come home before dawn. Not least for my mums sake, otherwise she’s worried sick about me.

So usually, when she gets up in the morning she always starts looking for me first. Then she finds me sleeping deeply in my beloved basket – or another of my favorite places (just to keep the excitement up…hehe).

After she greeted me, we go inside, were I receive my goodies an my beloved oat milk *yummy* . A bit later dad also comes to the kitchen to get his coffee, so I also let him pet me but then it’s definitely time for my nap outside or in our winter garden, depending on the weather.

Hey, by the way, this week – on Tuesday night – the moon was disappearing!! Have you seen it? I even took some pics…..WOW, that was really exciting and I enjoyed it a lot!!

Planning Our Next Sailing Trip

Patrik and I have scheduled our big holidays for week 35-37! *YEAH*

Although, it still takes a while until then, Patrik (mostly him) has been looking for a suitable port for Luna Azzurra. We need to haul her out the water, in order to clean her hull and paint it with new antifouling.

So, sadly, we won’t have three joyous sailing weeks, but also some duty to fulfill.

At first we thought, we would sail her to Savona and do the job by ourselves. But since we have never done that before, we didn’t know exactly, how many days we needed to book. And every day on the dry dock costs money of course. Plus Savona itself (the harbour area at least) wasn’t very tempting to stay a week or so. There was no hotel nearby, nor a restaurant. Which means we would have needed a car there.

Therefore, we started to look around, which ports are offering to do this service and what does it cost. Loano itself would have been perfect, of course. We could have rented a lovely apartment or country house somewhere close, plus we would have our car.

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