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Winter 2020/21

Market Day

As you travel around south-eastern Sicily you can see fields of plastic, which from a distance you could easily mistake for water. Once you get closer you find that it is a mass of greenhouses. Around Ragusa there are approximately 4,000 hectares of these “Mediterranean greenhouses” which are widely used for food and ornamental crops. […]

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Winter 2020/21

When will we Escape?

The weather forecast this week was good to leave the marina (several other boats did depart) so we have been trying to get the last couple of jobs done before we go. We recently had our life raft serviced and as always on a boat, one job leads to another. When we removed it from […]

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Summer 2020

Has Summer Arrived?

The weather is getting warmer here this week (high 20’s) and people are preparing to leave. There has been lots of socialising and parties to celebrate before everyone finally departs. However, we are still currently ‘orange’ so there is not anywhere convenient to go without taking covid tests and potential quarantine. We await news of […]

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Winter 2020/21

Jobs list

The high winds came as predicted, it always seems worse at night when you’re trying to sleep, we could hear it howling through the masts causing halyards to rattle, this noise along with the rocking and jolting of the boat as it pulls on the mooring lines, caused us a couple of restless nights! Winds […]

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Winter 2020/21

Tokyo 2020

We have had sunshine with some fairly strong winds this week, it has now clouded over and the forecast is that the weather will be stormy over the next couple of days with winds gusting up to 50 kts. Many local fishing boats have come into the marina and moored up against the wall for […]

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Winter 2020/21

Easter Eggs

Hope you all had a good Easter, there wasn’t too much happening here as the whole of Italy was back in full ‘red’ lockdown for the weekend. On Good Friday we learnt from our Latvian friend of their tradition for making Easter eggs, these are colourfully died hard boiled eggs, so we decided to give […]