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Archive for July, 2012

Current Location: Marinella di Selinunte, SicilyCurrent Position: 37 34.83 N 012 50.57 E Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 23 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereThe Greeks, as you know, had a lot of gods. Which meant that they needed lots of temples in which to worship all (Click to Read More...)
Current Location: Marsala, SicilyCurrent Position: 37 47.13 N 012 26.48 E Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 10 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track here  We just arrived in Marsala anchored right outside the harbour, it was mostly weed but were able to find a sandy spot and dropped (Click to Read More...)
Current Location: Favignana, SicilyCurrent Position: 37 55.96 N 012 19.37 E Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 0 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereWell, we left at 7am yesterday in light winds and had a peaceful and uneventful crossing. Initially we had the spinnaker up and were stomping (Click to Read More...)
Current Location: Favignana, SicilyCurrent Position: 37 55.86 N 012 19.45 E Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 150 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereNice passage. The wind was astern for the most part of the trip so that meant spinnaker up. Sun goes down, spinnaker goes down, because (Click to Read More...)
Current Location: Villasimius, SardiniaCurrent Position: 39 7.44 N 009 30.39 E Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 19 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereWe haven’t had a drop of rain since we left Cartagena, Spain mid May. But today it rained. No, I mean it RAINED. At the time we were ashore doing some shopping, as the sun was shining and it seemed a nice day!  In just under an hour our dinghy had over 6 inches of fresh water in it. Then the rain eased off while we went back to the boat. And then it started raining again, and now the dinghy has another inch of water. Anyway, tomorrow it looks like good weather for a departure, so we are leaving Villasimius to head overnight to Sicily. Farewell Sardinia! We will keep you informed.
Current Location: Cagliari, SardiniaCurrent Position: 39 11.72 N 009 7.14 E Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 0 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereOn my last entry, we had just arrived in Cagliary, south of Sardinia It was a really nice city, once we got through the ugly (Click to Read More...)
Current Location: Cagliari, SardiniaCurrent Position: 39 11.67 N 009 7.28 E Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 105 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereViva L’Italia….. where the beer costs the same as water. 3dollars, a beer, 3dollars a bottle water???  hhhmmmm!!!! We are still trying to figure out (Click to Read More...)
What a difference from Spain and Portugal! We went into the store, bought a USB dongle and 3 months of internet at 10Gb per month from TIM for only 49 euros! We plugged in the stick and it installed itself (even offering English as a language). We pressed the ‘connect’ button and it connected instantly. No fuss. No bother. No activation phone calls. No 87 hours on customer support to Vodaphone. Just fast internet that works. Wow.
Current Location: Castelsardo, Sardegna, ItalyCurrent Position: 40 54.85 N 008 41.78 E Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 35 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereWe crossed over to Sardinia and will start to work our way down the West Coast. However, we haven’t been able to sort out a 3G SIM card yet, so internet will be spotty (cafe’s etc) until we do – so if you don’t hear from us for a few days, that is why!
Current Location: Bonifacio, CorsicaCurrent Position: 41 23.42 N 009 9.37 E Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 75 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereIn the Caribbean the stars have Mustique. In the Med, they have Porto Cervo, one of George Clooney’s favorite hang-outs. Very plush, very expensive, and (Click to Read More...)