The New Year Begins

Our sailing season has opened early this year with an invitation from Massimo and Marta, to visit with them for a sailing adventure.

The adventure begins with a late night flight out from Gatwick to Gdansk. Wizzair, are now flying from Gatwick and I caught the 2130 flight, on Thursday the 9th of January, arriving at Gdansk at midnight. Everything is a lot easier in Poland now compared to several years ago, even the car hire companies stay open 24/7. So I picked my car up from Express rentals and after a few hours kip at the airport made my way to pick Alex up from the dull town of Tczew. The only good thing about this place is the road out of it. Even the advancing Russian didn’t stop here in WWII.

Alex joined me at 1345 and we made our way back to Gdansk airport and for our 1830 flight back to our home of Esher.

Much to do, including cooking steaks for Alex, packing, haircuts ( as there seem to be no barbers in Poland ), and general getting ready for our Saturday flight from Stansted to Cagliari.

Alex has found the money pot – Not for you Alex, this goes to charity
Fantastic steak at Giraffe at Stansted airport

The time at Stansted passed quickly with a visit to “Giraffe” for a steak and chicken Terriyaki and then onto our RyanAir flight to Cagliari. We took off on time , 1740, and with a good tailwind, landed at Cagliari 30 minutes early to a warm welcome from Marta, Massimo and off course Arba.

Our friends took us to the Sir Francis Drake, in the town centre. A fantastic restaurant and bar open 24/7.

After a long and very busy day, we were driven back to Aria, at Sant Elmo marina for a well earned rest and a peaceful nights sleep in our new home.

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