Some years ago when I wintered, with my boat, on the Fiumicino Canal near Rome, my lovely friend Christine Von Scheidt came to visit. One evening in Rome, waiting for a dance that turned out not to be a dance at all - another story, we went into a restaurant in the back streets to have a meal between visiting the Palatine and Forum and our evening entertainment. I ordered … [Read more...] about Red Letter Day or Red Wine Day!
Archives for September 2013
I'm not a boat owner any more. After nine years, ten months and one week Francesca is sold. There will be a delivery voyage with the new owner and then my decade as a boat gypsy will be all over. They say the happiest days of boat ownership are the day you buy her and the day you sell her. Don't know who said that, but it's a well known cliché. In this case it's a bitter sweet … [Read more...] about Boat Gypsy No More
A friend of mine Julian Kingston is leading the campaign to build the Lenox. HMS Lenox was a restoration period warship built in the time of King Charles The Second. In fact she was the first ship built under Charles's grand programme to re-bulid the navy in 1677, a programme supervised by Samuel Pepys. She was what's known as a third rate and carried about seventy cannon. … [Read more...] about A Fantastic Project To Support Or Get Involved With!
Re advertised and open to offers! http://www.apolloduck.com/display.phtml?aid=318084 … [Read more...] about Yacht Francesca Once Again For Sale