A friend of mine is really keen to go on a cruise with his partner for his 40th. Personally a cruise is one of the last things I’d like to do for a holiday, right down the list with visiting a war-torn country. They are talking about a few options, including a gay cruise. That is holiday hell for me. Take the gay scene, lock it on a boat and tell me I can’t get off for a week or more. Awful but at least I guess I could get a nice tan and count the waves?

These photos however, represent something totally different. The email they came with said it was an all-male sailing trip around the Mediterranean I think. A bunch of good mates, eating beautiful fresh seafood and fruits, drinking nice wines and icy cold beer and going wherever we pleased and skinnydipping in blue waters. Perfection.