Sailing isn’t like it was in the old days. Rates of scurvy have declined. Peg legs are few. No-one really knows what ‘hardtack’ is anymore. On the whole, things have improved.
Pedalling sets the perfect pace – you travel slowly enough to enjoy your surroundings but fast enough that they’re constantly changing.
If you want to know what it looks like to spend 8 days, cruising from Castelnaudary to Homps and sipping champagne between cheese courses…this is it.
Most people come to Paris for croissants, the Moulin Rouge and gloating, in that order. But for history buffs, it’s like walking back in time.
Sailing used to be the domain of three types of people; pirates, the super-rich, and the hardcore adventure junkies. Not anymore.
Food can take you places, according to science. And we agree.
Let your wanderlust percolate.
Johnny Depp gets it. When his character Jack Sparrow stood at the helm of the Black Pearl and said ‘Bring me that horizon’, he was talking about the sailor’s endless quest for new waters and unchartered shores (or at least shores unchartered by most major cruise liners).
When I landed in Paris for the first time, I spent a happy few hours Googling the best baguette, the most celebrated croissant, a critically acclaimed salted caramel.