Sunday, 31 March 2013

Turin travels...

We spent a week in our one-time home city of Torino (Turin) visiting friends, eating pasta, walking under the baroque arcades (thereby sheltering from the rain!) and having haircuts. The weather was not particularly spring-like, but on our last day we took the train down to Follonica and the sun appeared and we had some thoughts about gelati...
Anticipating more sun, we flew back ot Turkey and indeed, warmth and the swallows and blossoming mimosa greeted us.
The final licks of paint were being put onto Stroemhella, and she was launched a couple of days after our return. Sunny days accompanied our tidyings-up and we made all readu for the arrival of part of the family: Judy and Christiaan and the two grandsons, to spend a few days afloat.
They arrived duly on Saturday as the sun was setting, and of course pizza abounded.

Here is our boat in the sling, after re-painting.

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