So here we are, ready to fly to Palma tomorrow! I can’t quiet explain how I feel yet. It’s a mixture of excitement and nervousness. I’m thrilled by the thought of discovering our new floating home and all it has to offer and thrilled about going back to Europe and about getting to work after months of living on a very tight budget! I’m also nervous thinking about the huge amount of work this boat is going to take. We are only two crew members on a 82 feet yacht (for that size, you usually need 3). I already have to start getting organized for the arrival of 15 guests onboard and what goes with it: daily preparation of fancy breakfasts, lunches and dinners! And of course we cannot forget the cleaning & tidying up, the grocery shopping and the sailing in between…pfew!!
It is going to be a challenge, that’s for sure. But an exciting one. The nervous part is completely normal because I always stress out about a new job, like many I’m sure! I’m happy to be responsible for everyone’s stomach satisfaction. Be prepared to hear about my life in the galley (that’s how we call a kitchen on a boat)!
I also always feel a little sad about living Newport, RI. I get that feeling as well when ever I leave Villefranche sur Mer, my home town. Who knows when the next visits will be at any of these places? That is certainly the toughest part for me, being away from our families and close friends for so long. But hey, we can’t have it all.
Let me introduce you briefly to Palma.
It is situated there:
And I’ll let Wiki tell you the rest until I post my own thoughts and photos very shortly!