We have been busy since arriving here in Marina di Ragusa, Sicily; not just with jobs to get the boat repaired and shipshape after all the miles this summer but with our plans for what we wanted to do in the winter.
We reviewed the finances and concluded that in order to continue cruising we would have to earn over the winter, or at least stop spending. Rather than returning to our previous roles, we investigated some interesting alternatives. House-sitting,pet sitting, contract housekeeping for someone with two homes, jobs back home in the Shire, jobs abroad.
In the end, we decided that we could combine our love of ski-ing and the mountains, our enjoyment of food and cooking by applying for a few roles with chalet/ski companies which operate in the Tignes/Val d’Isere area. Since Erin is going to be working in Tignes this winter, we thought we could work in the vicinity and thus be able to see more of her than we have during the last two years that she has been working in Thailand.
We are delighted to have been offered positions as chalet hosts with renowned company, Powder White, in Val d’Isere We will be running a chalet for them!
Very exciting and just a little bit daunting.
Hopefully, there will still be time to fit in some ski-ing. We look forward to catching up with any friends and family that come to Val!