Archive for the 'Coming back to Viareggio' Category

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 [...]

It just gets better!

sabato, dicembre 12th, 2009

So…… now, marching their way off to port are 4 waterspouts that have dropped out of the thunderstorm off of Capri.
Just incredible…………

Malta to Roma- well nearly!

sabato, dicembre 12th, 2009

After leaving Portomaso at 0600hrs yesterday in well, quite frankly horrid seas and a fresh wind, Magellano did her best to cope with what nature was flinging at her. It reallyn was pants. 50 miles of rolling and pitching. But we take heart that in any other boat we would have turned back or more [...]

Malta- I love you!!

venerdì, dicembre 11th, 2009

After a fairly bumpy few hours during the night we arrived in Malta, my first visit for 25 years- a lot has changed!
I love this place and Grand Harbour Valletta is as evocative today as it must have been 100 years ago.
For the last few years I have been reading everything I can on the [...]