127. Balearic… Ibiza…
Sailing across the Mediterranean was nice and quiet. We sighted the coast after six hours of sailing. The first stop was Mahon, a small Minorcan port.
The next morning we slowly skirted the island admiring its’ beauty before sailing on to Majorca…
The sea was very rough, Rosa had not yet given birth, I was concerned that the constant shaking would cause a premature birth…
Our arrival at a very nice and well organized port relaxed us… We ended the evening at a great sushi restaurant!
The next morning we left at 8 am. I headed the bow in the direction of Ibiza! I know the port and the city very well, I spent a few days there five years ago with my big boat, the one that changes color, the one that makes me look “arricchito”… the one whose design and every stage of construction gave me so much pleasure and satisfaction!
Getting to Ibiza is fascinating… getting there in my black bat-zodiac… my only help is my passion for adventure… my enthusiasm makes me feel like a “ragazzo di mare…”
Beppe Ronco, a close friend of mine from Turin, is waiting for us at the dock mooring. It is a nice surprise… the affection of a friend sweetens life… and Beppe is a very exceptional person.
Beppe shows me the program for the evening. Ibiza offers the best to those who wants to spend an especially enjoyable evening!
Many friends are waiting for me in a fantastic restaurant in the countryside outside Ibiza. The owner is a fan of my work and she was very excited to see me. She showed her admiration with many small special tasting dishes of Spanish cuisine. So much of everything… food… drink… laughing like kids on school holidays…
Of course we spent the rest of the evening at the “Pacha”… one of the most “IN” nightclubs in the world… where the most famous DJ alternates with great performances.
It was a surprise when Paolo Zampolli invited us to finish the evening at the Pacha. He had already arranged a table for us and, the table is one of the best!
Paolo knows everyone and everything… he likes to be seen… he is always with of beautiful models! He calls them “public relations”!
The music was beautiful… I could not sit still… I wanted to dance on the tables.. dancing has always been one of my dreams… dancing like a pro and being able to perform! Probably my passion for dancing is due to the fact that I love music!
I looked around… the place is not as special as they say it is. I expected to see lots of stars… many “strafighe” [beautiful women]… so many people looking at me… some asked to be photographed with me.
The lighting effects were really special, alternating the dark to colored effects lights that changed every few seconds… the music is the queen who commands and directs all these great effects!
I love to watch… the style… the habits… the clothes… I would like do it without being seen… sometimes, when I’m in a place that is not part of my world, I’m shy!
I hope I have described in full my new emotions….
Un bacino grande a tutti…
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