La Petit Perfect French Wedding

La Petit Perfect French Wedding

A little road trip through a pretty region of France ; Emma&Pete have a heartwarming ceremony in Saintes, we ride our bikes in the rain around Île de Ré and we climb Mont Saint Michel, the walled monastery rising out of the sea!

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Exploring overland Sardinia; Alghero & Bosa

Exploring overland Sardinia; Alghero & Bosa

Its blowing a hoolie so we’ve got some snazzy wheels! We travel everywhere at 6 knots so driving a car again is positively productive to us. It’s also melting outside, a balmy 34 degrees daily so we are in awe of the air-con. 

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Levazzi Islands

Levazzi Islands

For all our Jersey crew, imagine a larger version of the Echrehous, crawling with tourists. As we were scoping out the busy situation we scored big time as another boat departed leaving us with their anchor spot, which seem to be as rare as hens teeth. 

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Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

The following morning the Douane showed up. We are registered in Jersey, which is outside of the EU and VAT exempt, so we have restrictions on how long the boat is allowed to be in EU waters. A little daunting when they come knocking but four burly men in uniform wasn't a terrible way to start the day.

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Vernazza, Cinque Terra

Vernazza, Cinque Terra

It is charming, both the walks and the villages. Each breathtaking path between villages is a rewardingly steep couple of hours in length. The train tracks, cut through the same cliffs you clamber over, run effortlessly along the line so you can walk as many sections as you care in a day and the train will deliver you back the way you came. Ideal. 

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Genoa

Genoa

Often shadowed by other tourist cities such as Rome or Venice, I found it took me some digging to warm to Genoa. It was a maze and I felt perennially lost. For Captain the history of the port and the architecture were enough to set him in good stead. Once I'd found some hidden gems behind the meandering alleyways and walked a while the ancient bones of the place crept in and led to more of an understanding between us...

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