Tag Archives: 2015

The Saints In Malta

I’m not sure where the time goes when we are on the boat but yesterday was no exception. We had planned to spend the day being tourists but didn’t mange to leave the boat until 1pm. We then took a … Continue reading

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Back in Malta

We left Ragusa, Sicily before 0800 on the Tuesday morning as there was a small weather window between various fronts coming through. Monday would have been a better day to go as there was some wind but we had to … Continue reading

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Noto and Vendicari

We checked out of our hotel at 10.30am on Sunday morning to make our way back to Marina di Ragusa. As this was our last full day with a car, we decided to make full use of it. We made … Continue reading

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Taormina and Mount Etna

As you know, we hired a car for a few days so we thought we would make full use of it and go to Taormina on the  east coast of Sicily not far from the Messina Straits. We had anchored … Continue reading

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Mosaics and mad motorists

After a fairly lazy morning, we continued our tour of Southern Sicily and set off on a two hour drive to a Roman villa near Piazza Armerina where there is the most amazing mosaics. The vast majority of the floors … Continue reading

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Ragusa

Marina di Ragusa is a town in its own right and not just a marina! A bit like Mallorca, the main town is further inland away from marauding pirates and invaders. The marina itself is delightful, incredibly clean and the … Continue reading

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They said 7 knots of wind…

The forecast for Sunday and Monday couldn’t have been more different. Strong westerly winds on Sunday followed by light and variable winds on Monday. We still had a bit to do on Nimmie so decided to set sail early on … Continue reading

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….. and relax

It was too much to hope for that our Friday  evening flight from Luton would leave on time. An hour’s delay meant that it was nearly 0130 before we arrived at the boat but at least the roads were clear! … Continue reading

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Always the way….

As the sailors amongst you will know, the wind will invariably be coming directly from the direction you want to go towards. Next week’s forecast is no exception. The wind is predicted to be a lovely WSW moving to WNW … Continue reading

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Amazing coincidence

There are times that we feel a long way away from Nimrod and our life aboard her when we are in the UK. However, it seems that there are little reminders if you only look for them! The other day … Continue reading

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