This summer we have spent a lot of our time either in or on the water. The weather has been brilliant all summer so we have spent many whole days sailing out of La Rochelle. The marina tends to be scorching so getting out to sea is a great relief, heading either to Ile de Ré or Fort Boyard, the winds are variable and though we may go steaming out from the port we may struggle to get back in and have to use the motor. On our return there is a customary stop in a small bar near the marina for refreshment then we head for home.
At home we finally have a fully working new pool heater so it is bliss to just be able to fall into the water to swim or even just to float and relax away the aches and cool the body. Thanks to the glorious weather the heater only comes on for short periods which means it will be more economical this year.