What day is it today? #summer #beach #sea #menton #côtedazure (at Plage Du Fossan)
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What day is it today? #summer #beach #sea #menton #côtedazure (at Plage Du Fossan)
Goodnight tip: invest in people who invest in you. #quote #sailing #sailingboat #summer #surfingsapphireii #formentera #balearicislands
These are my final hours on board the boat I’ve spent my summer on. It’s not that I’m never coming back again (I will probably be here in 2 weeks for another weekend), but still, the season is over. I clearly remember before I left 2 months ago all the expectations,doubts and hesitation I had, and it’s all in the past. I am alone. My friend has left hours ago. I have a list of things I have to get over with tomorrow and then I can leave. Go home. I must be honest, I am not excited to get back, I am not craving to go home. I am quite ok now, here, on my own. Going back means getting back to the real stuff: studying, working, more studying, hours spent indoors, not so warm weather, home with my parents.. And I already know that without my friend by my side I will be feeling alone. We’ve been spending many weekends together since may and 1 month and a half together, always, day and night, day after day, in the good and in the bad, and he handled me well, because I am fully aware of being difficult at times, and I also handled him quite well, I believe, because he as well had his moments. But we both did good, and we actually got along pretty darn well. I must say, I didn’t expect it to go so smoothly, I thought we would quarrel every single day, but we didn’t. Ever. I’ve learned much about him I didn’t know, even though we’ve known each other for so many years. I was deeply surprised. I realized I never knew him at all. I liked the person I discovered, got to know him and understand his behavior and his way of thinking, roughly (I don’t want to be too arrogant). Now, he is home, for sure, in bed, with his girlfriend, The girl he got together with right before boarding. The girl he chose over me, determined. All I can do is accept it. Anyways, I’ve always said that it could be a summer fling at the most, because he is a sailor. What he did to his girlfriend with me, he would do to me with another girl, and so on. So, what’s the point? Better find someone who is more fit for the open position.
Pausa #relax #hammock #sailing #sailingboat #menton #côtedazure #port #summer #surfingsapphireii (at Port de Menton)
Questione di punti di vista #cannes #côtedazure #sailing #sailingboat #surfingsapphireii #summer (at Île Saint-Honorat)
Romanticismo #twilight #summer #sailing #surfingsapphireii #côtedazure #cannes (at L’ile Marguerite , Cannes)
Qui fa brutto e freddo #côtedazure #summer #sailing #salingboat #surfingsapphireii (at Île Saint-Honorat)
These last few days have been very very intense. Let’s start from the end.
I arrived in France, finally. Finally? don’t know if it’s the correct word.. I wasn’t eager to get back here. Don’t get me wrong. Life on this boat is getting harder and harder and I’m a little sick of certain attititudes, and I realize that I’m also less and less tollerant, so that means that at some point I will most probably react the very wrong way.. but I’ll try to behave. I wasn’t willing to leave the Balearic islands. I must say, I really love France, and the French culture, tradition, people, I even have some history here. But nothing to do with Spain. Spain is in my heart. And event though the little islands are far from being the country I know, still, they are somewhat Spanish, and I enjoy that.
The way here was not as tough as expected, and not as long. It was much easier than I expected. Much easier than the way down. We left yesterday at 1pm to cross from Mallorca to Les Porquerolles. The day passed without any particular event. I was quite annoyed by our boss. Always so needy, even during the transfert. He should know that he cannot expect the exact same treatment as when we are in our routine, but no, he doesn’t know better. Last instead was thrilling. Until half past midnight I was quite ok, then I got sleepy and went to bed till 3am. When I got up, only Riccardo was awake. And I was able to fully appreciate the darkness of the night and the shimmering of the thousands of stars in the piece of sky above our heads. There was no moon, untill 5am, when a little orange slice of it appeared on the horizon. But before that, it was peech black. Amazingly beautiful. At some point, Riccardo turned off the back lights of the boat to check out a reflection, and we could see the plancton in the wake of the boat glowing in the dark, just like in the documentaries. Wow. I was stunned by the beauty of all of it. I stayed out till 4:45 then went back to bed hoping in a quick nap till dawn, but when Riccardo came to call me out, I had probably just fallen asleep. I was back on deck at 6am and even though the black sky was turning full of shades of pink and orange, the sun started coming out only 8 min before 7. It was again spectacular. Took many pics. I was with Carlo and Nicola, and we shared some good moments. Soon after that, even Francesco came out, and for once, I didn’t feel so out of place. Following, we had different encounters with dolphins! The first couple were brief but the third was intense! They played with us for a while and I was able to film them. Then again, in a fewer number, in the afternoon. Towards the end of our trip, something else, new, we opened the Spinnaker. It was fun! But hard. We had problems taking it down. Fortunately we were in big numbers and managed working all together. Porquerolles. The weather is terrible. Awfully cold, cloudy-rainy. Give me back the sun, heat, gracious sea of Mallorca.
Before ending thi spost, I would like to talk about my birthday, because as I have already said, my expectations were so low, that there was nothing that could really make me feel bad, or so I thought, and in any case, it wasn’t such a bad birthday after all. The night before I had an “episode” with Riccardo, that left me deeply unsatisfied and brought to the same discussion on the same topic. “Don’t start what you cannot finish” that was my saying, while his sounded something like “chi si accontenta gode”.. very different from my way of thinking. And apart from that, I really dont’ get his behaviour, but anyway.. In the morning (birthday) I was pissed and was ignornign him as much as possible, while behaving normally with the others. He didn’t flinch. He was carefull enough not to make it worse, trying to be as gentle as he can be.. and making me laugh, and so he made it all pass. I cannot keep a grudge on him anymore. The guests left us free in a beautiful bay for a couple of hours, and Francesco gave us deliberate permission to take advantage of the situation to relax and bathe. We were deeply surprised, but I didn’t waste a minute. I went to change in my bathing suit and 5 min later I was swimming in the intense blue water. It was wonderful. It was refreshening. It was beaufitul. I received messages the entire day, from all the people I care of plus some people I didn’t expect, and I wasn’t prepared for a message from Dani. It didn’t even cross my mind he could write to me. I was shocked and then started an emotionally desperate cry. I took control and then replied with a brief and detached message. Couldn’t believe it. But the rest of the day went smoothly. We moved from from one edge to the other of Mallorca and enjoyed the trip. In the evening we stopped in another bay and had dinner. When it was dessert time, Riccardo made me bring up the whole cake and Francesco said:”you thought that you had passed unoticed, but we knew”, and they knew it was my birthday. We had a toast with champagne, I blew off the candle (with a little help from Carlo), they took pics, and I even received 2 presents! I was going to cry!! Totally totally unexpected, and I was feeling ever grateful, especially towards Riccardo who made it happen. We all exchanged kisses. At the end of the dinner, when he came out of the shower i gave him a hug, thanked him and kissed him on the cheek. He deserved it. I had thought he didn’t even remeber it was my birthday if not for reading it in FB. We went to bed and after an initial refusal from me, I thought he deserved a little love for making me feel good. So he joined me. And it was amazing. We had a great time. We caressed each other, I made him come, we chatted, we laughed, a lot, and he told me that he didn0t know of the rpesents either, so he was surprised too. And also, that he hadn0t told directly Francesco, but only Carlo some time ago. Now I didn’t ask if they had talked about it again and such cause what really mattered is that everyone had been really nice and sweet. I fell asleep with an arm across him and that’s how my birthday ended: well.
Bye bye #islasbaleares . Going back to #côtedazure ! #sailing #sailingboat #surfingsapphireii #summer (at Pollença, Mallorca)
El sol se marcha #raysoflight #sunlight #sunset #ibiza #balearicislands #islasbaleares #sailing #sailingboat #surfingsapphireii #summer (at San Miquel de Balansat (Ibiza))