THE BEST DAYS OF SUMMER...
I love Sundays. It is the only day of the week that Luigi and I have together so I turn off the computer and do whatever we can to make the most of it. This summer it has been our weekly pilgrimage to Palmaria Island just off of Portovenere. This past Sunday was extra special. The water could not have been more clean, clear and beautiful, not to mention about 78 degrees! For the first weekend in August, the crowds were light. We even manage to snag lounge chairs right at the water’s edge at our favourite beach club, Il Gabbiano, what luck!
After a full day of sun and fun, we headed to La Spezia for the annual “Palio del Golfo” which is a crew regatta dating back nearly 100 years. It is quite the spectacle as the entire port is packed with onlookers and boats surrounding the “racetrack” at sea. Our friend Mauro and his team from Cadimare were the victors of this prized event which just added to an already special day.
I think the following pictures do a good job of summing up the day!