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Oct 3, 2018 - Vieux Port. (Weather issues: still waiting, but. under warning)

When I got up this morning, the temperature was still very cold, as I huddled below deck, wishing for in instant fireplace to be installed, While enjoying my breakfast. (pic) Marina spent the morning cleaning up, and re organizing the boat. She unearthed my luggage from somewhere, and put it in the aft cabin. “I am putting your bags in the big cabin, just incase you would like to begin packing them. I am still on the boat for another 15 days, so I am in no rush to put things in my bag— other than my bathing suits. The water, and air are...

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Oct 2, 2018 - Vieux Port, Cannes. (Weather issues: no show)

I began my day with a very special breakfast. Marina had made me the most delicious fruit salad to go with my latte, chocolate croissant from “Paul’s” bakery and regular egg white omelette. (pic) I was sitting at the salon table and quietly blogging, when Christian appeared at the doorway with an arm full of flowers. (pic) “Pick one, Robin.” Christian kindly said. “OMG! You are kidding!” I exclaimed. “No, I am not..... pick one” Christian replied. I was over whelmed by his kindness/thoughtfulness, and picked the white roses....

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Oct 1, 2018 - Vieux Port, Cannes (weather issues: day #1)

Good morning. The talk of the harbor this morning is the “bad weather” that is heading our way for the next 4 days. Vieux Port is tieing down everything. Right now it is hard to imagine, since the sun is out, the sky is blue, and I have the perfect breakfast in front of me. (pic) After breakfast Jacques was beginning to adjust the anchor chain for wind. As he was operating the windless topside, not one was in the hole, to guide the chain — result total intanglement. (pic) (pic) Having solved this issue, that caught Marina off guard, she...

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Sep 30, 2018 - D/J: HBR: Harbor of Antibes to Vieux Port, Cannes [Diane and Jim leave :-(]

It was sad getting up this morning, knowing that Diane and Jim are being picked up by taxi at 9:15a.m., for Delta #212 flight to NYC which leaves Nice at 12:15p.m. (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) After Diane and Jim left, the crew organized Millie for departure. Jacques wanted to get back to Cannes today, because there is a severe weather front hitting this area tomorrow. (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) Once we got out in the open water, the sea was filled with rolly, polly, tops-tervey rollers...

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Sep 29, 2018 - D/J: HBR. Vieux Port, Cannes to HBR the Port of Antibes [D/J last day! :-( :-( ]

After breakfast, and no later than 11:00a.m. the three of us had to be off Milena, because the slip had to be vacated for Duty Free arrivals. This entire end of Vieux Port is designated to only the boats that are willing to be chartered (for the day, afternoon or whatever) by the participating commercial venders that make up the duty free convention. Anyhow, as we have been seeing awnings go up on the participating yachts, so we knew our time here was limited. At breakfast we discussed our plans for the day, When it was time to disembark,...

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Sep 28, 2018 - D/J: Ste. Margueritte to Vieux Port, Cannes`

Good morning from the warm, sunny breakfast table in front of St. Margueritte. Such a wonderful, peaceful and beautiful place to begin any day. Along, of course, with a chocolate croissant and iced latte. (pic) . Jim was the first Up to breakfast this morning. He was commenting on just how beautiful the water was and contemplating an early morning swim. This, of course, I encouraged. I must have gotten thru, because Jim disappeared below, and re-emerged in his swimming suit. (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) Jim knew Diane would never join...

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Sep 27, 2018 - D/J: St. Tropez to St. Marguerite (opposite Cannes)

After breakfast, we took a quick run around to a couple of shops before leaving. Diane found some long pants and some shorts, which I have now knic-named “St. Tropez blue”. Quickly scurrying back to Milena, and board, just in time...... the passerale now stowed, engines alive and raring to go, we pulled away from one of my most favorite spots and harbors in Europe. (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) ( pic) (pic) With grateful tears in my eyes, as I silently watched St. Tropez...

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Sep 26, 2018 - D/J: St. Tropez. (Weather delay, wind: Beaufort 7)

Good Morning,from the inside of Milena in the salon, at the breakfast table. As Marina was busily preparing our breakfast, we were discussing our “weather delay, wind”, which is keeping us in the harbor until tomorrow. Definition: Beaufort 7; “near gale, 32-38mph winds”.... Yes, indeed, another shopping day in St,Tropez is the perfect way to spend a 24 hour wind delay. What a great place to be stuck we each thought, as we started to think about just what we were going to do with our bonus day. Ok, we mapped out our wish list, and areas of...

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Sep 25, 2018 - D/J Saint-Tropez, FR

Good morning, from the sunshine deck of Milena. What a perfect day for us to shop and explore this adorable shoppers paradise. Starting out with breakfast expertly prepared by Marina .. with the piece de resistance fresh squeezed orange juice and of course, ending with a chocolate croissant. Wandering the tiny little streets filled with people and boutiques.... what a way to start a day. With Marina in the lead trying to return us to our favorite boutique: Ventillo’s. Excitement was welling up inside, as we were approaching Ventillo’s that...

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Sep 24, 2018 - Diane/Jim arrive (Sep. 24 to Sep 30): Vieux Port, Cannes to Saint Tropez

Good morning. Diane and Jim are arriving this morning in Nice, on the 8:40am flight from Barcelona. Jacques has rented a med size Renault, and we were in our way from Cannes to Nice at 8:00am. This certainly did not feel like enough time to drive from Cannes to Nice..... but Jacques and Marina both , it is only 20-25 minutes, so this is plenty of time. What, of course, was not taking in account the time of day being rush hour, or any problems that could occur because of it. Well, problem we had. Due to the Regates Royales we had a very hard...

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Sep 23, 2018 - HBR: Vieux Port, Cannes, France

For me, today was just a lazy day. Unlike the three. Musketeers lifting, dragging, toting, carrying,lifting, hoisting, pulling and scrambling to get everything done!! Jacques and Stephen made at least two trips to the store, and three trip to the garage. Marina was plowing her way thru the aft cabin, throwing cushions, coats, blankets, and suitcases behind her, as she could not enter the room. She was grumbling about the vacuum. She could not find it........ I told her it was probably under a mat, pillow or cushion. Yes, indeed, it was in...

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Sep 22, 2018 - ILE Sainte Marguerite to HBR Vieux Port, Cannes, FR ( classic boats:Regatte Royales de Cannes. 9.22 to 9.29)

What a lovely spot to wake up to in the morning. My breakfast arrived in shifts. (pic) (pic) (pic). Just short of noon, Milena began her 1/2 cruise, very slowly (due to extremely shallow water). In the older days, Marina would be facing Sainte Marguerite, with her back to the bow. Jacques was her forward eyes, and she was her backward eyes. I was getting really excited to take this classic picture of Marina.... but she faced forward the whole time, and Jacques was looking back. In talking to Marina later, she said: “We do not have to do...

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