Tag Archives: Italy

Engine problems resolved and now in Rimini

Having been unimpressed with Ortano, we decided to leave after breakfast. We bled the system again to ensure that there was no air in the fuel as the engine was still very hot when we did it the night before. … Continue reading

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The engine saga continues

Having spent a lovely couple of days in the Tremiti Islands exploring both on foot and by dinghy (outboard still working, Scoob), we also took every opportunity to cool off in the turquoise waters. We even managed to snorkel down … Continue reading

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Tremiti Islands – finally!

Yesterday evening (Thursday), the mechanics came armed with our new parastrappi, aka flexible coupling plate, and spent the next two and a half hours fitting it. This was two days earlier than we expected. They also decided that the engine … 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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A Grand Day Out (Guest Blog by Michael)

The mechanic is now not expected until Sunday, so we decided to hire a car for the day to explore the Gargano Peninsula. Vieste lies on the east coast of the mountainous peninsula and it’s not many years ago that … Continue reading

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Not quite to Tremiti

All was going swimmingly. We left Bari around 2.30pm on Monday with some wind from the NE so we were able to truly motorsail. With the engine on and the lift from the wind, we were able to touch 7 … 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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Back on Nimrod

After a week in the UK, we flew back to Brindisi this morning. The temperature has risen since we left and at 5pm it’s 32 degrees. With very little wind that makes it quite warm – especially since home was … Continue reading

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Still in Brindisi

Having spent a windy 5 days on the Town Quay in Brindisi, we motored round to the marina early on Sunday morning. It was great to be in the middle of town and for free but we had run out … Continue reading

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Brindisi

We have had a lovely few days in Otranto but it was time to move on. Today, we left around 0930 towards Brindisi. What little wind there was was coming from the north so impossible to sail. At 5-7 knots … Continue reading

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