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Archive for 2012

Current Location: Marina di Ragusa, SicilyCurrent Position: 36 46.87 N 014 32.79 E Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 42 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereOn Saturday we had our last sail of the year. 🙁 From Syracuse we motored in a calm down to Porto Pallo, where (Click to Read More...)
Current Location: Off the coast of Augusta, SicilyCurrent Position: 37 7.4 N 015 19.24 E Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 101 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereMan, was that scary! We set off from Catania for Syracuse at 9am today. The forecasts was for  5kts of wind (Click to Read More...)
Current Location: Stromboli, Aeolian IslandsCurrent Position: 38 48.43 N 015 14.27 E Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 45 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereHello all Now that you have read Noel’s post about our experience with the water spouts let me tell you what we have been (Click to Read More...)
The forecast said that the westerly winds had ended, and a southerly should be in place for today. That was good enough for us. So at 05:50 this morning we upped anchor and set off with great trepidation to brave the savage whirlpools of Charybdis and Scilla. High Water Girbraltar was at 0008 hrs. The (Click to Read More...)
Beautiful Taormina is situated in the south coast of Sicily almost at the tip where you get the boot! It is again, after Syracuse, one of the nice spots we visited before we’re headed through the Messina strait, which separates Sicily from mainland Italy in the Ionian sea. Taormina is about 200 meters above (Click to Read More...)
Current Location: Reggio di Calabria, ItalyCurrent Position: 38 8.19 N 015 39.27 E Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 26 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereTaormina is beautiful. Perched up on the mountain, it is all quaint narrow streets, beautiful venetian balconies and, of course, dozens of churches. (Click to Read More...)
In Greece we lost our dinghy. Somehow it came separated from us during the sail from Paxos island to Preveza, a distance of about 30 nautical miles. We spent three days searching for it but, alas, I believe that some lucky Greek found it and figured Christmas had come early. Still, as the Greek police (Click to Read More...)
Current Location: Taormina, SicilyCurrent Position: 37 49.61 N 015 16.52 E Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 46 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereAfter our crossing from Greece, we treated ourselves to a night on the town in Syracuse. Remembering a good restaurant that we went to last (Click to Read More...)
Current Location: Syracuse, SicilyCurrent Position: 37 3.55 N 015 17.2 E Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 283 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereWhat a lovely sail! We set off from Preveza in the morning of Wednesday, Oct 2nd, motoring through the calm. By lunchtime the northerly wind (Click to Read More...)
Current Location: Preveza, GreeceCurrent Position: 38 57.78 N 020 45.7 E Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 55 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereWow…how time has gone so fast Welcome to Greece Jessica! We really enjoyed having Jessica around for a couple of weeks. The first week we (Click to Read More...)