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  • Day55

    Return to Italy

    May 18, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Bongioro Hello from Italy 🇮🇹 we travelled west from Albania and anchored up just North of Orthoni, the North western most of the Greek islands. Unfortunately on our way to the anchorage John decided to cut a corner and we collided with some rocks seemed OK at the time, we spent a rolly night and then headed off early towards Santa Maria de Leuca, 8 somewhat unpleasant hours later we arrived.
    Living on a boat for 2 years has not helped my seasickness, neither did the lemon and ginger tea or the sea bands, I don’t think there is much hope now that I will ‘get used to it’.
    Yesterday we spent a overcast day walking around the villages near Santa Maria, there were of course some churches and Mussolini’s steps but also some much older constructions including a 9th century burial chamber and lots of stone rooms/ houses, the older ones were conical the more modern ones square but they all had flat tops and steps up to the roofs. They don’t look like the Puglia houses but are of a similar construction two limestone skins with infill. Almost every modern property seemed to have at least one of these in the garden.
    This morning while I was trying to do a bit of yoga 🧘‍♀️, couldn’t run had got some beaut blisters yesterday, John had a check on various things and identified a small leak near the keel that may have been a result of our rocks encounter. We are looking into where we might be able to get this looked at.
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