Tag Archives: Italy

Finally in the Adriatic 

We left our lovely anchorage in Le Castella intending to make for Santa Maria di Leuca across the Gulf of Taranto. The wind had slightly more north in it than we wanted but it was supposed to go round to … Continue reading

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What’s this wet stuff?

After posting yesterday’s blog, we found the restaurant (Sea Garden) we had been recommended by a couple in Siracusa. It is run by a husband and wife team who trained in a Michelin starred restaurant in Rome and did it … Continue reading

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In the Ionian and on the mainland!

Finally, we have managed to get ourselves over to mainland Italy and into the Ionian Sea. We left Siracusa at 1800 just as this amazing motorised trimaran arrived. I have never seen anything like it. We have really enjoyed our … Continue reading

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Staying a while longer

We had intended to leave tonight, Saturday, but there were supposed to be some very strong winds forecast to blow down the Messina Straits today. Other forecasts show a different view but the swell is still big from the the … Continue reading

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Practice makes perfect

After a wonderful night’s sleep, we awoke refreshed and given that the forecast hadn’t changed, we called the harbour master to seek permission to move onto the free town quay. There aren’t any lazy lines so you need to drop … Continue reading

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Finally, the adventure begins

Finally, we were ready to leave Malta but the weather was trying to thwart us as it had been quite blowy overnight Monday and all day Tuesday.  We thought the sea might be a bit rough so we left it … Continue reading

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Agrigento 

Having sorted ourselves out, had a late breakfast, washed the boat and had a nap, we set off to the Valley of Temples near Agrigento. We found the bus stop near the edge of town and a bus arrived within … Continue reading

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Caio northern Sicily

We have arrived in a very pleasant harbour at San Leone so that we can catch a bus to see the temples at Agrigento, having spent the last few days in Northern Sicily. On Saturday, we took our fold up … Continue reading

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Favignana 

We left Pantelleria at 0630 on Thursday, June 23rd bound for the Egadi Islands off the west coast of Sicily. It should have taken us around 14 hours max but after a superb start sailing at 6 knots, the wind … Continue reading

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Pantelleria

We left our secluded bay in Malta on Tuesday morning and began our journey towards Sicily. We decided to stop off at Pantelleria, which is nearer Tunisia than Sicily as we had read about how exclusive a resort island it … Continue reading

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