A Beautiful Visitor

October 20, 2008

It may seem hard to miss something more than two stories tall and 156 feet long, but superyachts have a habit of slipping quietly into the end docks on Lido, virtually unnoticed, staying for a few days, then disappearing again, as quietly as they came. Such was the case this past weekend when M/Y Slojo paid a short visit. I managed to grab a camera early Sunday morning and get a shot literally minutes before she departed again, off on a world circumnavigation - next stop San Diego. This photo does not do her justice. She is truly a beautiful yacht. Congratulations to her owners and to the Delta Marine yard on their new launch. There is a great picture of Slojo in this month's ShowBoats International magazine, as well as an article in MegaYacht News about Slojo's chef, Cristina Topham. Topham's entertaining blog, The Adventures Of A Wayward Chef, provides an insider's look into the life of a superyacht chef - brings back a few memories of my own Chief Stewardess crewing days. Oh, how I felt that familiar tug of wanderlust as Slojo and her crew backed out of the slip and glided off on the next leg of their global adventure! There is simply nothing like the feeling of freedom you get as you leave the dock, headed out on a long ocean voyage. Here's to a fabulous trip around the planet and safe passage to Slojo and her crew. The Lido dock is empty again now, but maybe not for long. You just never know who might slip in when you're not looking. DJ

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