It is late afternoon, the sun is shining and there is a gentle sea breeze blowing. I have just been lying on the beach beside a marina full of amazing yachts and massive boats. This will be the home of the Black Pearl, due to arrive today.
We are staying in a gorgeous appartment and have had a lovely lunch on the veranda drinking French champagne for me and beer for Pod. This morning we drove to another little fishing village on the island, Saint Stefano where we shopped for goodies for lunch amongst fishmongers, plant stalls and fruit and veg stalls. We managed to make ourselves understood with lots of pointing and hand gestures! Where are our Italian speaking kids when we need them?
We are about to head into Porto Ercole for lots of fun as it is the weekend of the pirate festival. Last night there were pirate flags, quite a few Bloody Jacks and decorations everywhere, a band playing and even a bloody guillotine.