An eventful week...
To try and keep him occupied, I have been buying three different UK newspapers whenever he climbs gingerly into the dinghy and takes me ashore to do the shopping while he waits in the dinghy.
Can't wait to see what the 613' yacht that Abramovich is having built, in order not to be outdone, at UK£240,000, will look like. He has chosen the name already, so we read. 'Eclipse'. Oh dear. One-upmanship is clearly not dead after all. It has moved to Russia...
Anyway, returning to Melnichenko's new toy, what Maurice Chittenden says about the way 'A' looks, in his article, is absolutely true.
Robbie's reaction on seeing her at anchor was to ask if it was a new generation of submarine, until he used the binoculars. How peculiar, he said, that it was so like a Dreadnought but clearly pretty new.
Apparently, he was far from alone in thinking these thoughts. I wish I could say it was an attractive sight. Impressive, maybe, but not attractive. At night, all lit up, seen from the back, it looks like the ghost of a jellyfish more than anything else. Unfortunately, my camera won't record anything properly after dark, so I can't show you. Seen passing it is another ultra-modern, but smaller, luxury yacht. Like every other moving vessel in the bay, they couldn't resist getting a closer look!
Well, that's it from me for now... hope you're having a lovely summer!
Labels: mega-yacht 'A'