Thursday, August 14, 2008

Boat People, Just Like Elton John!

Imagine a trailer park summer campsite. Everyone’s rig is parked in a row, lawn chairs out, cold beer in hand, BBQ going, kids running around, you get the picture. That is exactly what it's like here in Italy, accept the trailers are 20 meter yachts docked in a row, deck chairs out, wine in hand, the captain and his son serves us dinner, and the kids are running around on jet skis. Welcome to Rapallo! From now until this weekend we are boat people. (and Jolie is a boat dog). I read in the local paper yesterday that Elton John was docked right here on a yacht called "Hercules". I'm on the look out not just for Elton and David but also for Hercules because it sounds awesomely massive! Anyways, I went up to the top of the boat this morning to watch the sunrise and I saw the other boat people and captains wakening up to morning duties.
We have been docked for 2 days because the waters have been to stormy to go out into but today looks promising so I'm crossing my fingers that we actually get to leave the Italian trailer camp site and go out on the sea soon.

6 comments:

Rosebud Collection said...

Enjoy the beautiful boat..Have fun and keep safe..

twiddlestix said...

Gorgeous photos! I love clouds!

ThreadBeaur said...

Sounds like fun! I love the water and sailing! Your pictures are great, I wish I were there!

Carol said...

I love your photos AND your blog! I came over from the Etsy forums talking about cameras! Thank you for posting your link. Any comments you can give me on my photos would be appreciated. As you can tell by checking my blog....I'm NO photographer, but I try!

Carol

ARTISANNE said...

Oh what wonderful fun! I'm green with envy, lol! Say hi to Elton & David!! :0)

DreamON said...

Hope you may soon sail away from the italian trailer park life. Sounds a bit remote from the Italy we all dream about. Have fun on your travels. Love the photos.