The adventures of Yacht Flirtie

07 August 2021 | Sicily, Palermo, Nautica Galizzi (position: 38 07.372'N 13 22.218'E)
01 August 2021 | Sicily, Termini Imerese (position: 37 58.851'N 13 42.872'E) & Artemar Marina
27 July 2021 | Sicily, Cefalu (position: 38.02.042'N 14 02.463'E)
25 July 2021 | Sicily, Contrada Rais-Gerbi (position: 38 01.673'N 14 08.546'E)
24 July 2021 | Sicily, Capo d'Orlando, S.Carra (position: 38 09.354'N 14 47.674'E)
15 July 2021 | Sicily, Milazzo (position: 38 13.206'N 15 14.741'E)
10 July 2021 | Vulcano, Spaggia di Cannitello - Aeolian Islands (position: 38 22.318'N 15 00.287'E)
07 July 2021 | Lipari, Praia di Vinci - Aeolian Islands (position: 38 26.417'N 14 56.978'E)
30 June 2021 | Salina, Santa Marina - Aeolian Islands (position: 38 33. 071'N 14 52.208'E)
29 June 2021 | Lipari, Porto Pignatro Marina (position: 38 28.677'N 14 57.816'E)
27 June 2021 | Porticello, Lipari - Aeolian Islands (position: 38 30.636'N 14 57.963'E)
25 June 2021 | Caletta dei Zimmari, Panerea - Aeolian Islands (position: 38 37.600'N 15 03.993'E)
22 June 2021 | Porticello, Lipari - Aeolian Islands (position: 38 30.615'N 14 57.962'E)
16 June 2021 | Porto di Ponente, Vulcano - Aeolian Islands (position:38 25.221'N 14 57.182'E)
15 June 2021 | Milazzo (position: 38 13.217'N 15 14.710'E)
13 June 2021 | Taormina (position: 37 50.794'N 15 17.433'E)
12 June 2021 | Monte Pergola, Augusta (position: 37 14.234'N 15 14.010'E)
06 June 2021 | Siracusa anchorage (position: 37 03.604''N 15 16.734'E)
04 June 2021 | Portopalo (position: 36 40.140'N 15 06.726'E)
02 June 2021 | Sicily, Marina di Ragusa (position: 36 46.863'N 14 32.701'E)

Lipari - a visit to the citadel

29 June 2021 | Lipari, Porto Pignatro Marina (position: 38 28.677'N 14 57.816'E)
Bruce & Caroline Trott
the attractive citadel... from the sea

Being back on Lipari has given us the chance to visit the citadel. Unfortunately we just couldn't find a suitable anchorage where we could leave Flirtie safely for the day. Nearby anchorages were either too deep because of the recently installed mooring fields or too close to the shore, too rocky or suffered badly from ferry wash so we spent a night in the marina at Porto Pignatro, tucked up behind the breakwater. At 100 euros, the night didn't come cheap when we found out the start of high season pricing started today :-(, however there are advantages in paying for a night as it focused the mind on the time available and with the countdown started it certainly wasn't wasted. It allowed us reprovision, manually wash some clothes, dispose of rubbish and spend some time meandering in Lipari town and around the citadel.

Lipari town is split into upper and lower sections. The shops, cafes, bars and restaurants line a pedestrianised main street with booths and ticket touter's selling island tours. Then there's the historic upper section - the citadel, protected by the sturdy and impressive walls where virtually everything of historic interest resides from dilapidated ruins of several baroque churches to numerous excavations which have uncovered many periods of civilisation from prehistoric through to Phoenician, Greek, Carthaginian, Roman, Byzantine, Norman and Spanish. It seems that everyone has been here! The excavations have uncovered a continuous record covering almost 2,000 years and a unique sequence that has allowed archaeologists to date other Mediterranean cultures. The excavation of 3000 tombs from around the island were of particular interest.


inside the grounds of the citadel


tombs were laid in a North-South direction with the corpses head to the South. Materials and styles varied over the centuries


a small amphitheatre

Total distance from Lipari, Porticello to Lipari, Porto Pignatro Marina: 5.1 nautical miles
Total distance this season: 255.52 nautical miles
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Vessel Name: Yacht Flirtie
Vessel Make/Model: Trident Voyager 40
Hailing Port: Dartmouth, UK
Crew: Bruce and Caroline Trott
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Who: Bruce and Caroline Trott
Port: Dartmouth, UK

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