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Our first week in Monastir was spent exploring the local area - the medina, market, ribat and the mausoleum of Tunisia's first president. We also tried the local food with it's welcome blend of tasty spices.

Week One in Monastir


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Our arrival in Marina di Ragusa last October unfortunately coincided with our favourite pizza maker being closed for a family event. We’d been dreaming of our first Amala pizza all the way along the Sicilian coast and on the evening of our arrival eagerly waited for the opening hour only […]

A Tempestuous Trip to Tunisia



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It’s been a while coming, but here is our summary of our summer cruise 2018. Including a pie chart! Where and How Far Full details of our journey can be found by scrolling through the 2018 routes and blogs here.  We departed Roccella Ionica in Calabria, Italy on the 5th May […]

Summer Summary 2018


15th September: It was decision time…. Sardinia east coast or west coast…. When we’d been stuck on the windy day in Cala Taura, we made a ‘back-of-a-fag-packet’ plan to get us to Sicily. My preference was for the west coast as this was new cruising ground for us and a […]

West Sardinia – Prisons, Donkeys and The Wind Gives Us ...


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If north Corsica had been amazing, the west coast was even better and given that I’m writing this several months later from our winter berth, I can confidently say it was my favourite area of this year’s summer cruise.  Clear, electric blue water, abundant sea life, walks, dramatic scenery and […]

West Corsica – Fish, Mountains and a Mistral



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We crossed from Portoferraio on a flat calm day, the sky washed clean by the previous days’ rain meant we really could see for miles and miles; way up the Italian coast and as soon as we left the harbour on Elba we could see our destination. Corsica met my […]

North Corsica – Wonderfully Wild With a Soupçon of Rolliness


Post via ssb Crossing from Sardinia (Calaforte) to Sicily (Winter Quarters- change of plan!!) Departure date Sunday 30th September, 2018 at noon. Eta 9am Wednesday 3rd October 2018 Tuesday 2nd October Noon Current Position: 37 33.61 N 12 32.78 E Speed: 5.1 knots Course: 119 deg Noon to Noon run […]

Position Report- High Seas


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Post via ssb Crossing from Sardinia (Calaforte) to Sicily (Mazara) Departure date Sunday 30th September, 2018 at noon. Monday 1st October Noon Current Position: 38 20.76 N 10 23.46 E Speed: 5.6 knots Course: 111 deg noon to noon run 115nm (not bad for an old girl in these conditions) […]

Position Report- High Seas



Test Post via ssb to check comms for crossing from Sardinia (Calaforte) to Sicily (Trapani) Scheduled departure date Sunday 30th September, 2018 at noon. Current Position: 33 06.02 N 08 18.21 E Speed: 0.0 knots Course: Anchored All well on board. BBq planned for this evening. Hoping for a reasonable […]

Position Report- High Seas


Looking over Portoferraio harbour
Run Away From the Wind 20th August: With a strong mistral forecast in a few days time we were running away from our furthest point north on Italy’s mainland, back to Elba. It wasn’t really what I wanted to be doing, preferably we’d be doing an overnight to north Corsica […]

Running Away to Elba


Looking down to Vernazza
12th August 2018 – It was another motor north from Pisa to Le Grazie. The previous day’s wind had left a swell at the entrance to the river Arno, but we still had plenty of water under us. Heading out to deeper water, the swell dropped down and eased throughout […]

Liguria – The Coast of Pastel Houses