During my week off with my lovely hubby we went to visit our very dear friends in Southwold who actually live on a boat – she is not in the water yet but still in dry dock being made sea worthy but none the less it was fabulous and re-kindled a passion I have had with boats and water since childhood.
Having a mother that was from Brighton, an great uncle that owned a tea clipper, another uncle that worked on the first hovercraft somewhere along the way I was going to develop a love for all things water related.
As a child I spent many a happy hour on the Norfolk Broads with my family who rented sailing boats and cruisers for the summer.
So on one of our days out we headed to Wroxham and took a trip on one of the river tours – I was in my element, watching all the yacht’s sail past, feeling the spray of cool water and the gentle sound of the boat drifting along made me want to get back on the water more often.
Another wonderful aspect of having a boat is that the fact that it is very stylish and all of my favourite style icons we fellow boat lovers!!
And then of course there are the outfit options – a change to channel so classic nautical styles and steal from one of the most glamorous eras the 1930’s and Chanel’s iconic Breton stripe sweater!!
An immediate boat purchase my not be on the cards just yet but I am definitely looking into other options such as sailing lessons, holiday boat hire and the option of a waterside holiday home for next summer with plans of a 1930’s style cocktail party – just think of the fun, and the outfits planning for that one!!
One of the things that it has shown me is the how sometimes things you once loved get lost along the way as life takes over and how the most simple things like spending time with good friends, listening to the water lap up against the boat can give so much pleasure.