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Current Location: Furna, Brava Island, Cape Verde IslandsCurrent Position: 14 53.27 N 024 40.75 W Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 68 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereWe left Praia very early, like 3:30 am, on Thursday to sail to Brava. The winds started as very light, as (Click to Read More...)
Current Location: Praia, Santiago, Cape Verde IslandsCurrent Position: 14 54.83 N 023 30.23 W Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 117 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereThe message we sent yesterday was sent by our inReach satellite SMS device as we wanted to test it out. As you (Click to Read More...)
Current Location: Cariati Marina, ItalyCurrent Position: 39 30.35 N 016 56.56 E Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 2548 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereIt started with an invitation to go to town for some real Italian Gelato (ice cream). Giovanni is a local (Cariati) doctor who had (Click to Read More...)
Current Location: The Sassi, Matera, Basilicata, ItalyCurrent Position: 40 40.04 N 016 36.62 E Click to view map.Today it snowed! Yes, when we arrived it was T-shirt weather. Then the clouds darkened and the rain arrived. But still we had a great visit to Alberobello, just south of Bari. There are two sections – (Click to Read More...)
Current Location: Bari, ItalyCurrent Position: 41 7.62 N 016 52.01 E Click to view map.We just arrived in Bari, Italy where it is T-shirt weather! We will be hiring a car for a few days while we meander our way across the sole of Italy to Life Part 2 which is waiting for us in Cariati Marina. Once there we will be attaching a new flex-o-fold folding propeller before putting her back in the water to commence our travels. We had a great time in Canada and England, (including a fantastic canal boat trip through the Llangollen Canal in North Wales) – plus of course getting married at the last minute – and want to thank everyone for putting up with us. But it is good to be back in Italy and we are looking forward to a good year of cruising. Perhaps you will come and join us for some of it? We will put up some photos soon…
Current Location: Cariati, ItalyCurrent Position: 39 30.28 N 016 56.44 E Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 58 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereSorry about the long delay in getting this post up! Yes, we are actually now in Edmonton, Canada, and have been for almost 3 weeks. (Click to Read More...)
Current Location: Gallipoli, ItalyCurrent Position: 40 3.19 N 017 59.02 E Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 36 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereThe first night at anchor in Brindisi was fine. But then the coast guard came and told us we couldn’t anchor AND we couldn’t windsurf (Click to Read More...)
Current Location: Anchorage in Brindisi, ItalyCurrent Position: 40 39.52 N 017 58.02 E Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 109 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereWell, we made it to Brindisi! As it turns out, we did have the motor -sail the whole way, for two reasons: (Click to Read More...)
Current Location: Leaving MontenegroCurrent Position: 42 25.13 N 018 32.2 E Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 7 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereToday is calm and sunny. Finally we have filled up with fuel, and are on our way. Forecast looks reasonable for the night, though we (Click to Read More...)
Current Location: Fuel Dock, Porto MontenegroCurrent Position: 42 26.18 N 018 41.5 E Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 3 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereMontenegro offers duty free diesel when you check out. That saves 50 cents per litre, which is a lot on 2-300 litres. But (Click to Read More...)