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Finally, a fish has been landed!

Finally, we left Lixouri. It was so easy to just idle our time away there with everything we needed without any charges in the company of friends. However, we had places to visit if we were going to get to … Continue reading

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Update on batteries

It seems that our batteries will take a while to get here (Weds at the latest) so we have hired a car to see more sights of Puglia. We took out full insurance, even though it pretty much doubles the … Continue reading

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Still here and will be for a while

The storms on Friday (June 15th) continued until lunchtime and so with Bari’s poor drainage systems and much of the town below sea level, it meant that all the roads were pretty much flooded. Consequently, the fridge repairman couldn’t get … Continue reading

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Not as heavy as we thought

Due to various family crises, we flew out to Bari a week later than planned on June 12th, a year on from when we were first there sussing out the boatyard. Nimmie has been on the hard standing since Oct … Continue reading

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Update on transmission problems and chilling in Vieste

As you know, the mechanic was due to arrive on Sunday morning (yesterday) so we had a quick breakfast as previous experience has shown that people tend to turn up in the middle of eating! However, by midday there was … Continue reading

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Bari

We had hoped to make our way up on Thursday towards Bari or Monopoli to meet out first guest of the season, Michael, but it was not to be. We were waiting for the delivery of a new passarelle (gangplank) … Continue reading

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A short but profitable visit

We had decided that we needed to go out to Malta at the end of Feb to check on Nimmie but, more importantly, to get some new electronics fitted. We had bought a transmitting AIS (Automatic identification System) at the Southampton … Continue reading

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New season, new gear

We haven’t managed to get back to the boat since we ‘winterised’ her at the end of September. Life in the UK has got in the way but she has been admirably looked after by Peter, our caretaker. We have … Continue reading

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Two more than competent crew – day skippers no less!

Sunday, September 12th arrived with a clear blue sky and temperatures on the high 20s by 9am. Loui and Kate were due to land around 10.40am having got up at stupid o’clock to fly from Gatwick to Malta. They arrived … Continue reading

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Back where we belong

Back in Malta for Easter with Liz’s parents. They are staying in an hotel in Sliema (about 5 mins away) and we are, of course, staying on Nimmie. We arrived just after 7pm on Thursday  evening, picked up the hire … Continue reading

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