Current 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 here
On Saturday we had our last sail of the year.
From Syracuse we motored in a calm down to Porto Pallo, where we anchored on the west side in about 2m of water, nicely protected from the SW swell and expected winds.
Then on Saturday we set off with 15kts from the South. There was a 2m swell, but the wind didn’t match, and dropped down to 10kts, despite the gale warnings for just about every sea around Italy. It did pick up again to 16kt and so we made good time to Ragusa. We fueled up, and backed into our med moor slot (no dramas this time!), and are now nicely tucked up. If you click and zoom on the map, you can see exactly where in the marina we are!
Marina di Ragusa is huge. Biggest of all is the walk from the yacht pontoon (everyone is on a branch off one main pontoon) to the showers. Literally a 5 – 10 minute walk. They couldn’t have put it any farther away.
People here are friendly. Lots of Americans (almost the first ones we have seen through the whole Med, so don’t know where they have been hiding out). Also met someone else who had an even closer encounter with a water spout – as in actually getting hit by one. His boat was knocked down and he lost is masthead instruments and most of his electronics. Wow.
Anyway, we will get some jobs done on the boat, and then on the 15th November we fly to the UK.
Will be seeing you all soon!