John Palcewski (forioscribe) wrote,
John Palcewski

Polished Mahagony, Gleaming Brass

At Ischia Porto yesterday I asked Dominique (far right in bottom image) if I could come aboard to take pictures. He politely replied the owner does not permit visitors at any time, but I may photograph from the quay. Who is the owner? I asked. An Italian, Dominique replied. Where does he live? Sometimes on this boat, of course, and elsewhere in various parts of the world. I noted the polished mahagony, the gleaming brass. A magnificent—and expensive—craft. Yes, he said, it was built in England in the 1930s and was recently restored. How many in the crew? Seven, including the captain, who has gone off somewhere to drink coffee, read a newspaper. Their home base? Port Vauban, in Cote d’Azur, between Monaco and Saint Tropez. Dominique asked me if I would send him some of the pictures. Of course, I replied. He wrote down his address in my notebook.


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