Sicily to Malta - 9 August 2021
12 August 2021 | Crossing from Sicily to Malta
Today is finally the day to leave Marina di Ragusa in Sicily and sail to Malta.
We got ready to leave our berth L45 with help from Dave assisting with our lines and the marineros to lead us out of the marina at around 06:30. There was going to be very little wind around 5 - 10 knots all day but flat seas and it was going to be on the nose most of the day. We therefore motor sailed so that we would arrive at MMH, the yard we were going to have a lift out for maintenance before they finished for the evening around 17.00.
The Malta channel was very busy with absolutely huge cargo ships all over the place and going in all directions; it felt a bit like Piccadilly Circus.
We crossed the international sea border and then had the Maltese courtesy flag flying. We are very much looking forward to our summer in Malta. We were one of the last to leave Marina di Ragusa as we had the AZ vaccination and our second jab was not until 5 July. We then had to wait two weeks after that before being able to enter Malta. However we had not and even now have not received the code required to download the EU green pass digital pass onto our mobile phones. After going back to the vaccination centre to try and get the code we eventually had to get our Doctor to access our records download the certificates and send them to us. But that will thank goodness work.