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Goodbye Magellano

mercoledì, dicembre 16th, 2009

Monday was a strange day of packing, trying to tidy the boat up and feeling strangely lost. We were given a fantastic welcome by the ever effervescent Enzo who in leaving us with instructions to say “Vaaaa bene” at least once a day has indeed been with us in mind all throught the trip. Loved [...]

Arrival Viareggio

mercoledì, dicembre 16th, 2009

We came back to the home port with barely a whisper and no fanfare which somehow this boat deserves. 0300 is an hour and a half to be getting into a not so easy berth having had an interesting trip up. This boat has great heart and great fortitude and If Azimut listen up [...]

Not so Sunny Rome or Sunday

domenica, dicembre 13th, 2009

Its been colder here than anywhere else this trip. True we are that little further north than we have been but no more bare feet and shorts!! Its definitely acclimatization time. We have at least figured out the heating so we can keep cosy whilst we have been sitting alongside. The on/off rain and thunderstorms [...]

Arrival Roma

sabato, dicembre 12th, 2009

Its late afternoon sun and we are havign the luxury of not having to clean the boat. I have never done so much cleaning in such a short space of time. This is a good thing as the run up was a bit bumpy to say the least. We winged through the Messina Straits with [...]


sabato, dicembre 12th, 2009

Having never been to this special island and having heard so much about it, I was looking to this port of call. And it did not disappoint in any way. The spectacular scenery as we came down the coast, the tight but cosy and very impressive Portomaso marina and of course Grand Harbour. Its [...]