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A winter in Val d’Isere

Our first winter season is drawing to a close. It’s been hard work but mostly great fun with just the sadness of my dad passing away mid-season putting a dampener on the winter. We are already contemplating another season, will it be Val d’Isere or shall we try another resort? Perhaps St Anton. No doubt a topic that will be discussed frequently over the coming months.
We have a couple of weeks skiing left, the conditions are fantastic, but our thoughts are now turning to the summer and our sailing adventures. Work that should have been carried out on the boat whilst away hasn’t been done so we will probably have to spend some time in a boat yard at some point but essential purchases, and a few non essential, have been made and it’s all getting very exciting. There are several days work to get Linea ready for sea but the aim is to depart Sicily around 1 May, head east to Kephalonia, through the Corinth canal and on into the Aegean.
I recently came across the Bryan Adams track “18 til I die” which gave me an idea for a little video montage of our season, here you go……

Sarah takes to the skies

After dropping not so subtle hints all season Sarah finally took to the skies over Tignes and Val d’Isere on a beautiful spring day with Felix of Tignes Air Experience. Enjoy the video…..

Another new country

We have been on the move again. Departed Sicily on Thursday morning for a wonderful, gentle, sail arriving in Kefallonia early Sunday morning. 310 miles at a very sedate average speed of 4.3 kts. About ten hours motoring and sixty-two hours sailing, including a continuous twenty-four hour run with Genevieve the Genaker. Great company on-board including a visit from Taylor the Swift who spent the night sleeping in the forward heads before continuing his / her migration south.img_3385