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Summer 2022

Discovering Grk

Having provisioned in Dubrovnik, we were below deck early the next morning preparing to leave when a large motor boat arrived sounding its horn and calling us. ZigZag was anchored just outside the marina which turned out to be the exact spot that this boat wanted to drop its anchor to reverse into its mooring […]

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Summer 2022

Great Sailing

With our course set to go due north we untied our lines at Brindisi. There was a good force 4 southwest wind blowing so we hoisted our main sail whilst still in the shelter of the harbour and motored out into the Adriatic. Once past all the ships and ferries going into the port, we […]

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Summer 2022

The Heel of Italy

Otranto is another stunning little Italian seaside town with a mixture of old and new, set on a rocky spur on Italy’s most easterly coastline, As we had been on board for a few days we felt the need to stretch our legs and explore. We walked through the historic centre with its well preserved […]

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Summer 2022

Chasing the Wind

The weather forecast was favourable to sail from Sicily to mainland Italy, the wind was due to be force 3-4 from the southeast and our plan was to head along the bottom of the boot towards Crotone which would be approximately 150 nm. We got ourselves and ZigZag prepared for an overnight passage, untied our […]

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Summer 2022

Catania

After an uneventful trip 40nm up the east coast of Sicily we arrived in Catania. There was very little wind for the majority of the journey so we ended up having to motor almost the entire way. Catania is the second largest city in Sicily. It is situated at the foot of Mount Etna, the […]

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Summer 2022

Siracusa

We stayed almost a week enjoying the sights of Siracusa. Ortygia Island (also called Città Vecchia or Old City) is connected to the main city by the Umbertino bridge and is full of ancient buildings. As you wander through its busy narrow streets with their overhanging ornate balconies, you are faced with piazzas and grand […]