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Date: 02 Jul 2006 14:25:01
Title: Sunday lunch at Cap Ferrat

Dear Friends
 
The new crew arrived safely and are settling in well.
 
We met up with Susannah and Josh as planned and took them out to the islands for lunch and a swim. We motored out but had a great sail back in the afternoon breeze. Josh was persuaded to wear his lifejacket without too much difficulty (photo)
 
 
After Le Lavandou we've been at anchor for a couple of nights, last night off Antibes as there was no room in the marina. Crew went ashore in the tender to watch footy and I gather the England result was not satisfactory though the French seemed very pleased with their result and much cheering, tooting and revving of motorcycles continued long into the night.
 
We notice that in this part of the coast it seems customary to park one's helicopter on the back of one's boat. Not wishing to be outdone, we intend to buy a toy one in the next port and tie it on somewhere. See the photo of one such boat anchored next to us off Cap d'Antibes.
 
 
As I type, we are anchored in a small bay on the south side of Cap Ferrat for lunch and the crew are just having a pre-lunch swim. (just to R of center in photo)
 
 
After lunch we're off east, probably to San Remo and then on to Genoa to exchange the satellite modem and get some more winch spares (more damage than I thought in Biscay and need a new body for the stbd genoa sheet winch). We will of course meet up with Vittorio and friends and hopefuly persuade him to sail with us back to Imperia to see Silvano and Laura.
 
The afternoon breeze is looking promising and we're looking forward to a sail  for the next 20 miles......must go!
 
Best Wishes
 
George & Michael
 

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