Planning to go cruising.

I’m so happy today because my dad is here in Nice with me.  My mum is really happy too and I think my dad’s got extra salmon points for surprising us last night.  He sent a message to come out onto the balcony and he was standing down in the middle of the street! It was the best surprise ever.


We had a long chat about where we are and where we are going. I won’t bore you with all the details because my mum does like to go on sometimes, but the gist of it was:

Right now…

  • We are very lucky, we have a great life with lots of love and fun.
  • Dad’s on Nocturne based just outside of Rome.
  • Mum’s in the flat in Nice along the French Riviera.
  • I can go wherever I please! I prefer to be on the boat, but I usually stay with my mum because she doesn’t like being on her own.
  • They’re both in a fortunate position to have good secure jobs which gives them the freedom for us to do exciting things together.


In the not too distant future…

  • When the stars align/work transfers come through/ some other pawesome opportunity comes along we will live together.
  • We have some super exciting projects we would like to do on Nocturne.
  • Projects might involve taking Nocturne out of the water for a little while.
  • Mum wants to do some sailing courses because she only started to learn when she met my dad.
  • Maybe I’ll study navigation and weather to keep them both in check!
  • They both want to find ways to make money while we’re cruising so we can go for as long as we want. (That’s a whole new post!)
  • Preparing my beloved Nocturne for cruising will be almost as exciting as actually cruising.
  • Then eventually, hopefully not too far away, we will cast off and go cruising.


I can’t wait to cruising and if it was up to me we would’ve left yesterday but I have to remember the great quote from Greg Anderson


“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.”


Bisous Bailey


Where we are going.

Where we are going.



  1. So amazing that you prefer the boat to anywhere else. I’m sure you are very eager to go cruising. It sounds perfectly awesome!


  2. Can’t wait to follow your adventure: wherever it takes you!


  3. Bailey, we think you are a most amazing kitty! we just found your blog and we enjoy it very much!


  4. Bailey, what a handsome cat you are in your orange life jacket .


  5. This sounds so exciting bailey! I hope you get on the boat soon. Dry dock usually means money will be spent. 🙂


  6. Bailey Boatcat, you are beautiful. :)))


  7. Sounds exciting.


  8. Super plans Bailey! Look forward to them unfolding 🙂


  9. Bailey you are one very lucky guy…..lots of us would love to be enjoying life on the high seas and shuttling between Rome and Nice!! But as long as you “take us with you” wherever you go so we can enjoy your adventures – we’ll be happy……meanwhile, your future plans sound super exciting!!!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy


  10. Sounds super exciting, especiall the projects with nocturne!


  11. Bailey, can’t wait to hear more of your adventures on the high seas!


  12. Thank you Misaki! Hope you’re feeling better! Bisous Bailey


  13. This is great! All the best with your plans. I absolutely love the quote!


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