Strait of Messina and Ionian CrossingNana
26-Jul-2007, Cephallonia, Ionian Sea, Greece
The Aeolian islands were a real highlight, especially our beautiful anchorage on the west side of Volcano and our hike up to the crater rim. We left the Aeolian islands at 3AM on our third night at Volcano in order to make the favorable tide at the Strait of Messina, about 45 miles away. In fact we arrived near the opening of the Strait early and had a few hours anchored off Sicily to wait for the tide to turn (this way we were able to go with the strong current rather than against it).
18-Jul-2007, Vulcano, Aeolian Islands
Jus a quick update since I'm using a public internet terminal with an awful keyboard...
Moored at Olbia, sitting out a galeNana & Markus
11-Jul-2007, Circulo Nautico Olbia
A quick update a week into our trip... We left St. Maria Navarrese on Sunday, July 8 at 6 am, sailing up the 60 nm up to Capo Coda Cavallo (just southeast of Olbia) where we spend a beautiful night at anchor (pictures to follow). While we had sailed this stretch multiple times before in either direction this was the first time we did the entire leg during daytime so we actually did get some new views of the cliffy and undeveloped coast line.
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Namani at Sea Impression