Wednesday, 9 April 2014

The realms of gold...

David and I were just trying to recap all the places I/we travelled to last year : it was a crazy compilation! This year has started off on a similar foot, but I think things will calm down a little ... though now with my daughter and family off to Brunei for three years there's going to be some serious long-haul flights occurring.
So far 2014 has been: New Year in the south of England, visits to former university friends including a few days discovering a semi-flooded Cirencester (delightful), Amsterdam with Gaenor for a few days and the Hague granddaughters, back to the boat in Turkey, delightful visit on the boat from niece and nephew and their partners, then to Palestine and family reunions, Italy and dear friends, back to Turkey with Kate from Leiden, then Amsterdam sandwiching brief days in London and some family, more lovely granddaughters, lots of spring daffodils in the north of Europe (!) and then back here to the boat.
Next trip is Dubai, probably my last visit there for a while, to greet new granddaughter and just be happy with my lovely family there.
After that our French sailing crew will arrive in Turkey, in the form od Dany, companion of many travels. And we shall set sail, around mid-May, towards Greece.
There are so many things to occupy time here, apart from simply gazing at the wondrous purple mountains that embrace this bay of Finike and watching the light on the water and the rippling patterns of the masts on the still sea in the harbour.
Suppertime now (food is varied and utterly delicious here ... I plan to devote a whole day to compliing alliterative descriptions of the Turkish food we are enjoying. I suspect we shall never eat so well (home-cooked on two burners) again...

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