La Aventura with Patti & James

06 July 2018 | Faial Island –Atlantic Portugal
24 June 2018 | National Holiday day in Faial
22 June 2018 | afternoon whale watching boat trip
20 June 2018 | an enjoyable day trip to another island.
19 June 2018 | Fabulous Faial. – Azorean Island
18 June 2018 | Faial Island – Horta Harbour - Mid Atlantic
29 May 2018 | Mid Atlantic - in the middle of nowhere
26 May 2018 | the cruising yachtsman’s haven
25 May 2018 | party day in Hamilton
10 May 2018 | Vero Beach/Ft Pierce –road trip to Jacksonville.
12 April 2018 | Vibeke onboard
17 March 2018 | lovely to return to Belize and Mexico and meet up with sailing friends along the way
24 January 2018 | I have become so interested in Guatemala textiles
17 January 2018 | So great to catchup with so many friends and our families
01 November 2017 | what a wonderful Guatemalan fiesta to experience
29 October 2017 | Volcanic crater
28 October 2017 | Antiqua - Guatemala


16 September 2011 | NORTH COAST - MILAZZO

We moved on - along with the many other weathered-in yachts on Thursday 8th, motorsailing with the strong northerlies coming through the Messina Straits. We stopped at a beautiful anchorage for the night just on the south-east of the straits, right off the beach with an uninterrupted view back to Sicily and Mt Etna. Our timing to get through the straits needed to be spot-on to make any progress south to north, with the flow against the strongish northerlies - so Friday 9th motoring with 2 engines we were through by lunch time - although we did have a little drama with a fishing line caught under the boat, but thankfully not in the props. It was hot & still for our motor around to Milazzo - arriving to anchor in the bay just at the end of the daylight - a big day. We stayed at anchor in Milazzo for a week. We gave up waiting for the engine parts & enjoyed the town instead. We saw a 'mafia' wedding, had the local yacht club to come & go from each day with somewhere to safely leave the dingy, good local shopping (although expensive fresh fish), watched the Italian G.Prix & Champions League football - & had a café close by for internet. All-in-all a perfect port for a cruising yacht. We had anchored here previously in September 2004 and our return was just as enjoyable.
IMAGE straits of messina - chartplotter; cruise ship too close in straits; milazzo city;
Vessel Name: La Aventura
Crew: James & Patti

Who: James & Patti