Not those sorts of fantasies! Doh! Go have a cold shower!
What I meant were holidays, vacations, escapes from the endless lock-down and Covid-19 restriction. In London we are in Tier 4 (complex, basically Stay-At-Home) and due to enter even more lockdown (really Stay-At-Home) so all that is left is dreaming.
But where would I go if there were no restrictions? Well three ideas come to mind:
1. Head North
As you might have spotted, I have the high-latitude bug and its intoxicating. Clear air and skies, stunning wildlife and scenery that is totally off the beaten tracks, like the photo above. Can't wait to go back.
2. Somewhere Photogenic
Another hobby of mine is photography and it would be great to combine this with sailing. I hear great things about the Lofoten Islands in Norway, but there are so many other places I'd like to visit.
3. Somewhere Warm
It is currently freezing in London and even though I'm a "head north" type, there a lot to be said for heading south until the butter melts. I once saw an article in Yachting World which had this image of a yacht sailing in Bora Bora and it seemed to be the stuff of dreams, clear blue seas and warming sun:
But of course that yacht is way outside my price bracket and there's no currently chance to leave London let along fly half way round the world.
Time to be patient and wait for my turn to get the vaccine. Until then will just dream of better days while watching YouTube sailing channels:
What would be your sailing fantasies?