Well, we finally left our beloved Greece. Didn't realize we had become quite so fond of it till we saw it behind us on our way to Italy. I suppose we have spent 8 months there which is longer than we lived in places in the UK and Australia!
We did an overnight to Italy, a whole 92 miles from our anchorage in Corfu. It was our first overnight this year and we had forgotten what it's like to be out there in the pitch dark! The moon went down at about 2 am and we spent the hours till dawn watching the lights of cargo ships and ferries come and go. Neither of us slept of course so were happy to get into the marina and get tucked down for a few hours.
Forgotten those sunsets!
Santa Maria di Liaca is a pretty non-touristy place but they are trying. There are no beaches so they have erected scaffolding with boards on the rocks and put sunbeds and umbrellas there for people to hire! The Italians love to sunbathe so it was probably a good idea but slightly odd to see.
Mussolini built this monumental stone staircase as ceremonial gateway to Italy, presumably when he wasn't being a fascist dictator!
Off to Crotone tomorrow to get a couple of things on the boat fixed (as usual) and then Syracuse where I plan to eat as much Italian food as I can and sample several local whites. Ciao ciao!