Wednesday, August 9
I saw her sailing in from a distance, and impressed everyone with my knowledge, for I recognised her immediatly as the 'Mirabella v', the largest single masted yacht in the world, with the largest sail. I had a hour of 'yacht-geekness' on the pier, everyone was asking what it was and who she belonged to and for once I knew the answers. She belongs to the owner of Avis, (you know, rent-a-car). She was launched in 2004 and sailed here from England. Now she is back.
I know this because one morning, in 2004, while sipping my tea and munching on toast and jam, sitting at the table in my parents huge comfy kitchen, I came across an article in the newspaper. My eyes locked into the word 'Positano', and I came to read about this new superyacht that was about to be launched and sail to Pos on its maiden yoyage. A week later, I was back in Positano and watched while the Mirabella v sailed into the bay. Yesterday when I saw her sail in, I had a flash memory...of eating toast and reading the papers at my parents house..
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