Monthly Archives: June 2014

Corfu, Greece

Corfu rubbed me wrong at the beginning. Entering by boat, Corfu is beautiful, a mountainous island a stone‚Äôs throw from Albania. The megayachts are lined up outside the harbor beneath the citadel. History back to before there was such a … Continue reading

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Sicily to Corfu, Greece

Arrived in Corfu after 36 hours of relatively unpleasant seas, but good sailing. We left from Riposto about 6 am in calm seas and no wind, which soon gave way to seas and then wind. The seas were forecast to … Continue reading

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Vulcan

The next Island we visited was Vulcano (Vulcan). Anchoring in Vulcan is rather tricky as the large bay is exceedingly deep, then shallows up to a 25 foot contour line very quickly. That was full of small boats, so we … Continue reading

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Lipari, Isole Aeolian

David and Michelle Geddes joined the Amante crew on the Aeolian islands. Michelle just graduated from high school and they are traveling Europe on a Father-Daughter graduation trip. We spent the first day with the Geddes in port at porto … Continue reading

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Rocking Rolling Ponza

The most beautiful rodeo in the 7 seas. We arrived in Ponza after an uneventful, mostly windless navigation. Our friend and new sailor, Aaron stood watch for a turn, checking radar, AIS, visual sight checks, engine checks and making hourly … Continue reading

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Ponza to Stromboli

For information on all the Aeolian islands read here: http://www.eolnet.it/eng/IsoleEolie.asp or use that handy tool, Google! We enjoyed a perfectly awful start to Stromboli from Ponza in 4-6 foot seas, 20 knots gusting to 35, and raining straight down (hard). … Continue reading

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The Cinque Terre

Visited June 6-7. From Santa Marguerita Ligure, we arrived at Monterroso, northernmost town of the Cinque Terre. I have waited to see this land since our first trip to Italy in 2010, when our schedule was already too full and … Continue reading

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