An invitation from my good friend Ben to travel down with him to Rome for a day’s sailing on our good friend Adolfo’s boat meant rare escape for me from Bellaugello Gay Guest House.

We set off in tandem, two cars in parallel down the superstrada and this morning stocked up on goodies for a picnic aboard.  Roman pizzas, cacio e pepe, fresh fruit galore and wonderous light sfogliatelle, those heavenly ricotta and orange pastries from Naples,and so to the marina.

The wind was negligible, indeed zero..

but that did not stop us having a great day out the sun was hot, real hot, little swell and finally just enough breeze for us to sail at a modest 6 knots, bliss….