Sunday, November 16, 2008

Hey baby, wanne see my...gangway?


Trundled off to the in-the-water half of the boat show...

What is it about Italians? They can be so charming and leave you feeling so LOVELY. Youngest REALLY wanted to walk up one of the hydraulic boarding ramps they have on mega-yachts....

so...

I stood around till the crew appeared on one of them and asked if she could just go up and down the ramp. You can't get on the big boats without an appointment. I assume that while you are attempting to make this appointment they are assessing your wealth in realtion to Bill Gates.

Needless to say, we didn't have an appointment.

They didn't count on Italians though. The guy was from Sardinia...where they do speak some Catalan, so when he heard a blond, not really young woman chatting to him in Catalan with a cute kid in tow we were I.N. Youngest trolled gleefully up and down the ramp then he asked us all aboard (well not the husband, nor the horrifically embarassed teen further up the dock). NOTHING happened...though I will have to mention to youngest about the non-wisdom of accepting invitations from men to go and see their ya-ch-t.

He was keen to show off his......

GPS systems...

Nothing like a good GPS system on a 87 foot motor yacht.

You know some of those monsters take 11,000 liters or more to fill and only go about 5oo miles on that?????

They must have a special dial, gallons/minute for consumption. (Those do exist by the way.)

Strangely I thought I would be overwhelmed by cravings at the show, but nothing called out to me. There was nothing there I really wanted. Not even the Italians.


Off to bed.

No photos...it is too late and I am too gross and snotty with this cold.

Blah.

A giant seething bubbling mass of contagion....aren't you glad you can't get it over the internet?

7 comments:

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Sympathies with the cold. I guess people still get sick, even in Spain, huh?! I think I got your blog from Paulette Insall's site. Can't remember but it's odd that you know Kal's site too. I look forward to reading hers early in the morning, sets my day up right. Love her attitude. I took Insall's Organic Dimension class, really liked it, and I'm just finishing up the faces class. Didn't like that one as much, although I've learned alot. So much I'd love to do, but like you have to carve out the time to get to it. I must say I am quite envious of your locale. Winter is just starting here and I'm looking at a likely five more months of this horrid weather. Thanks for stopping by The Bodhi Chicklet. Don't be a stranger! I check in here every now and then, even if I don't leave a comment. Hope you're feeling better soon.

hulagirlatheart said...

Ah, bubbly snot. It's coming my way as well. My allergies are out of control today. Sorry you're all stuffy.

oreneta said...

Bodhi..I've got you on the feed reader....and yes, carving out time is a challenge. Always. More a question of priorities, what you chose to make time for....life is good and bad from day to day wherever you are.

hula...bubbly snot...cheers. So sorry your allergies are getting you. Blech.

Beth said...

see...that's why I don't take MY yacht out very much...the gas milage sucks!!! ;)

and the Italians CAN be very charming...tell Youngest she better watch out! ;)

oreneta said...

Beth...takes one to know one....such a shame you don't take theYacht out so often....hehehehehe

Carla said...

Sorry you have been sick with a cold. I am finally feeling normal after my bout with the crud.

Dang... I miss being on a yacht!! Guess I had better suck up to my sister so she will invite me. LOL!

oreneta said...

Definately time to suck up to the sister...I thought she was between yachts....