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05 October 2013 | Mallorca now enroute to Valencia
11 August 2013 | South West Sardinian Coast
23 July 2013 | Calasetta
13 July 2013 | Cagliari
01 July 2013 | Sardinia to Corsica and back to the Maddalenas
13 June 2013 | Golfo di Cugnana, Maddalenas
07 June 2013 | Porte Conte, Northern Sardinia, Italy
25 November 2012 | Cagliari, Sardinia
11 October 2012 | from Greece to Mallorca
20 September 2012 | Gulf of Messinia
17 September 2012 | Kalamata around to Pilos and back
17 September 2012 | bottom of the Peloponese
27 August 2012 | Leonidhion, Kiparissi, Ieraka and Momevasia, Peloponese
20 August 2012 | Kea, Epidaurus, Poros, Ydra, Dhokos and Navplion
08 August 2012 | Karistos
26 July 2012 | Limni
07 July 2012 | Halkidiki to the Sporades
30 June 2012 | From Lesbos to Limnos to Halkidiki
14 June 2012 | mitilini
07 June 2012 | samos to ikaria to chios to lesbos

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18 May 2011 | Favignana - Segesta - Castellammare del Golfo
Saturday 14th May
Skip and first mate did a guided tour of the tuna factory which was fascinating and immaculately preserved, but in Italian so only grasped half the gen. Then after some lunch and siesta squash we strolled to a fishing village across the island. Lots of mini mokes and bikes for hire. Italian regatta arrived (went from just us to 19 boats! Parked/anchored everywhere. Alongside the quay wall was popular and free).

Sunday 15th May
Had to wait for a boat to leave to allow us depth to depart. But soon caught and whizzed past the Stevedores (in a forty year old steel ketch) from Barcelona (7 of them had very kindly shared their special Barcelona Cava with us last night). Romping sail which ended up with two reefs and half a foresail. Once we turned the corner at Capo Vito the sea was really kicked up and we had gusts of 40 knots across the deck. So motor sailed to the calm of Castellammare del Golfo. Pleased to tie up next to some Swedes heading to Sardinia. Blew a hooligan all night.

Monday 16th May
Still blowing old boots, but safe and secure in Castellammare del Golfo. Pretty port next to miles of surf spread beaches. Lovely fish meal on the quay courtesy of Rick.

Tuesday 17th May
Hired a car to visit the local Elymian Temple at Segesta. "An incomparable awesomeness" is the description in the tourist guide and despite the 'colonial' eloquence it is tremendous. (Remember the difference between Doric, Ionic and Cointhian columns Jasp? Useful school lesson that one!!) Built by exiles from Troy two and a half thousand years ago but never completed, it looks slightly inapt in the lush vine strewn countryside. Like an abandoned film set. A short walk up another hill they have uncovered an amphitheatre, A medieval castle, surrounded by muslim houses and mosque and church. Stunning countryside too. Rolling patchwork hills. Beautiful.
Along the coast we found a newly built and as yet unoccupied marina at Balestrate then after a long pasta lunch we deposited the sausage thief (forgiven but not forgotten by the skipper! Tee hee) back at the airport.
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Vessel Name: Pleiades
Vessel Make/Model: Bowman Talisman 50
Hailing Port: Southampton
Crew: Martyn & Linda Jenkins
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Who: Martyn & Linda Jenkins
Port: Southampton