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Summer 2021

Passage to Croatia

From Santa Maria di Leuca, we travelled 25 nm north around the east coast of the heel of Italy to Otranto. This was to be our last stop in Italy for a while. We only had a very light wind so ended up motoring for 4 hours (thankfully we re-fuelled before leaving) until the wind […]

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Summer 2021

Sailing Along the Sole of the Boot!

After a couple of days in Siracusa we planned our route and set off on an overnight passage to mainland Italy, our first port of call would be Roccella Ionica on the toe of the boot. The weather forecast was for light winds, with a flat sea and sunshine. Once we had motored out of […]

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Summer 2021

Marzamemi

Over the next 2 weeks we plan to travel along the bottom of Italy and up towards Croatia which means that we will be re-tracing some of the steps from our journey between Greece to Sicily at the end of last summer. We previously stopped overnight in Marzamemi and found it to be a quiet […]

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Summer 2021

Beautiful Anchorage

It is so nice to be out on anchor surrounded by the sea. The water in Portopalo is a beautiful turquoise colour and with the water temperature now 21 degrees, we had our first swim of the season. The anchorage is protected from all directions except the south, after a couple of days we started […]

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Summer 2021

Arrivederci MdR

We had extended our stay in Marina di Ragusa to wait for our second vaccination which is scheduled for next week, our intention was to leave after we had received it. However, we then had notification from the marina office that they had planned works starting this week to dredge the entrance channel (which should […]

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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. […]