Arriving aboard a luxurious 42′ yacht
is best way to appreciate ancient seaports
DESPITE or perhaps because of my demanding work schedule in 2002, with one half-time and one full-time job, come summer I predicted I would definitely need a break.
As far back as the year 2000 and periodically since, I had invited a couple of colleagues from my previous News-Press job (one of whom now worked as a reporter for the Pasadena Star-News) to go day sailing on Santa Monica Bay, and we even did a three-day trip to
Spotted among the rich and famous in Monaco, August 2000, with Elizabeth L. The skyline of Monaco is visible in this view from across the harbor.
Catalina in late 2001. They had loved every minute of it, and I enjoyed having Robert and Elizabeth aboard. They were an on-again, off-again couple, and at the time we got on famously.
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I had a laundry list of the finest yachting destinations in the world to visit, having already sailed in the top two (the BVI and Great Barrier Reef) so number three was my next choice. With the addition of Robert’s younger brother Greg, who joined us from Minnesota, the four of us in January made our reservations for the French Rivera that August.