|CrystalblueoceanSailing and Diving Around the World|
sailing and diving around the world
Hey Guys :) I'm sitting here in Gatwick Airport, waiting to see what my gate number will be for my flight to Menorca. The yacht is in Menorca, and we'll sail her to mainland, Spain, and hop along the coast til we get to Gibraltar, and then wait for a window to head for the Island of Madeira. From there, we'll sail to the Canaries, which will be our jumping off point when we're ready to head out into the Atlantic, bound for St. Lucia. I'm going to be In Europe for the Month of December, so I should have lots of cool vids and pics of the different cities I visit. I'm particularly exited about Venice and Budapest. I was in London a few months ago, and forgot to do a short video of the Prime Meridian, at the Royal Observatory, so decided to fly into London before heading to Menorca.
After we delivered the yacht to Guernsey, in the Channel Islands, I flew to Bristol, picked up a rental car, and bombed around the country, and finally arrived in Lowestoft. This really was the highlight of the trip, because I finally was able to visit with my Uncle Mick & Auntie Jen. I hadn't seen my Uncle Mick since I was around 8 years old. My whole life I've had this memory of the coolest Uncle in the world, but he lived on the other side of the ocean. I had a delightful overnight stay with them in their beautiful home in Lowestoft. They designed their home and had it built from scratch. I had fun talking to Uncle Mick, talking about the old day, and finding out all kinds of things about the family that I didn't know. I spent a lot of time admiring his beautiful garden, and I wish I had a better memory because he told me all the names of all of the flowers, a lot of which I took as pics and posted below. Auntie Jen makes a fabulous orange marmalade, which I just finished this morning :( and Uncle Mick makes the best blackcurrant jam (from the blackcurrant bushes in the photo), and I'm trying to make that last as long as possible! :) I wanted to stay longer, but looking at my Uncle Mick was like looking at my late Father. It took my by surprise and made it overwhelmingly emotional for me. I wasn't able to see my cousin Alexia, because she had moved from Lowestoft, to London, by the time I arrived, but I did have some fun surprising my cousin Andrew, in his hair salon.