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We had visited many areas around Puglia last year when we were storm bound in Otranto and Brindisi as well as when we brought Nimmie back to Bari for the winter. However, there were a few places we hadn’t managed … 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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All going to plan…

On Thursday March 22, we flew out to Bari to check on the work that the boatyard, Nautica Ranieri, has been doing on Nimmie. We had given them a long list in October but didn’t expect them to have completed … Continue reading

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New year, more jobs

The yard in Bari, Italy has been very busy since we left Nimmie in October 2017. We had given them a pretty comprehensive list of winter “jobs”, including re-applying Coppercoat to the hull as it’s now been 8 years since … Continue reading

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Time to say goodbye – for a while at least

The crossing from Montenegro to Bari, Italy was completely uneventful. 21 hours of very little wind and calm seas meant we had to motor the entire way. There wasn’t even much traffic until we got closer to the Italian coast … Continue reading

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Venice – amazing experience and now Croatia!

We had three days in Venice and took full advantage of our travel card on the vaporetti (water buses). Although it is expensive at €40 for 72 hours, it’s a lot cheaper than the water taxis or gondolas. It probably … Continue reading

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San Marino and Rimini

San Marino is reputed to be the oldest constitutional republic in the world, having been founded in around 300AD. It is a tiny country but fascinating with its castle and towers. Being some 700m up on a craggy hilltop, The … Continue reading

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Ravenna

As we are planning on being based in Rimini for a few days, we took the opportunity to catch a train, for the princely sum of less than €10 each return, to Ravenna, an hour north. At one time Ravenna … Continue reading

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