Well we are finally in place and getting in to the serious works. Bottom is washed. Keel chocks removed so we can lower the Centerboard. Anchors and chains off. Tanks being opened for cleaning..Etc Etc..
Morning under way early (0300) Taking us back to Viareggio. We dropped our Lovely Guests off to continue there Italy tour on land. We removed all the sails in 1 day A Huge job. done by a great hard working crew. We parked the boat in the Perini Navi Synchro Lift. Friday we lifted the boat out the water for her Bi annual Maintenance. After set up it only takes 30 minutes to lift all 500 Tons out the water.. Next we slide the boat sideways towards the camera using rails..
A great day, the weather is fine and the water is warm. We are Stern to the rocks as we are too big for the inside berths. Porto Fino is at its best. It is good to be with our closest Perini crew on Perseus 3, they also are on a late season charter.
We departed La Spezia and headed out around I. Palmaria. we were hoping for some wind to sail but it just looked gloomy. Here the Wally captures the mood of Autumn cruising. But we were dry and it is still warm. in fact the sea is still warm enough to swim after the very hot summer here.
In to Porto Fino in time for Lunch and an afternoon stroll. Cocktails on board and a great dinner in Do Batti that never disappoints. A glass of champagne and off to bed with Dreams of a Beautiful next day..on board Rosehearty
We have a late, quiet autumn charter. We picked up in La Spezia at Mirabello Marina. It is nice and close to allow exploring of the famous Cinque Terre towns. Some great hikes and beautiful sea views. Also the Markets and food in the old town of La Spezia is exceptional. great produce for Chef Raya..
Mark and Hugo dressed and ready to go..
The Charter finished in Cannes. It was a long but fun month. Now headed back to Viareggio for a bit of RnR. So.me work on the upcoming Refit. First we finished off our Statutory drills.
This one a Fire drill and entry to the Engineroom The outside temp was 34c it must have been hot in those suits
Fin ally a good day for a sail..upwind in 12 knots of breeze. Lovely and Quiet for 4 hours..
Jamey and Lenka modeling the Porto Cervo Yacht Club burgee..
We have been on charter for the last week or so, however they are very private so no blogging! Here however a Picture of rosehearty Returning to the Old Port in Porto Cervo after a great afternoon sail. Strong sunlight and a "bright sky" to the West portends a Mistral is on the Way..
A quick Sprint up to San Remo. Docked at Portosole to clean up and get ready for the next Charter that starts...Today.... We are off for a month and it will be a lot of Fun..