Isola di Capo Rizzuto

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  • May30

    Stromboli to La Castella Italy

    May 30 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Stromboli to La Castella Italy. Overnight in a small marina to replenish water for the next step of our journey to our last mooring before the crossing to Albania. Tired, this took 38 hours and looking forward to a good nights sleep. The first complete sleep without shifts in 5 days. 5 days away from Croatia 🔱🥂✨.

    A beautiful 5am start and we are on our way👏
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    Enjoy and safe travels cxx [Gill]

  • Day73

    Ciro - La Castella - Rocella Ionica

    June 5, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    36nM calm trip yesterday from Ciro, we didn’t end up paying as no one in the office when they said or later that evening or the next morning. We watched the first half of the Champions League final Liverpool v Spurs so saw the first goal, we were watching the match with some Italian/Sicilian Canadians from Montreal apparently they do an Italian holiday every year.
    In Ciro we did a shop as we knew there were no supermarkets either here in La Castella or in Rocella Ionica our destination tomorrow. Took the day off today and did some baking more carrot cake and also some cheesecake to use some GF biscuits John decided he didn’t like. The only thing worth photographing here is the castle, but as I didn’t carry iPad here is photo from the internet, we had hoped to go for walk around the castle but it’s not open till the summer so we literally just walked around it! Over here that means July and August.
    We had another long trip to Rocella, it started off well but then 3hours of chop before a calm finish, we were underway for 8 hours. Having another couple of days off then a 10 hour trip to the Messina Straits. We have visited the castle and tower here in Rocella, wandered around town, done washing, and replaced tap washers so cleaning tomorrow. We found a random pedestrian trail up to the Castle in Rocella and only realised when we tried to leave through the main gate that it was actually closed well gates were padlocked shut. They have done a fair amount of renovation work on the old church and seaward side of castle rest still to be finished. We think that in season they have artist displays or similar.
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  • Day428


    June 17, 2018 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    Hello everyone, it’s been a few days I know so to help you catch up, after two nights anchored in Taormina bay we headed east across the Messina Straits to mainland Italy. The first few hours were lovely, by that obviously I mean calm, and with dolphins but then the wind picked up and for some reason decided to go against the tide making for a choppy/sloppy ride, also for a couple of hours before the calm turned not long before we anchored up offshore from a little town called Africa Nuovo. Sadly we didn’t realise just how sloppy the sea had been until I went into our cabin after we had anchored up to find that our bed and the clothes and books alongside it, were soaked! Everything up on deck to start the drying process but we knew that realistically we were going to have to rinse everything to try to get the salt out so that was the mornings first job. But before that we had to clear all the accumulated junk from the fore cabin so we had somewhere to sleep.
    So after the washing everything, including the mattress, Photo 1, we headed along the coast stopping off at Siderno to do some shopping at a hyper market as getting low on GF(gluten free) bread and hoped here would be big enough to have some, it did but only white much to John’s disappointment. Fortunately we had moved everything inside before setting off on our shopping expedition as the heavens opened, it was a lot more than the 3mm/3hr the forecast gave, more like 3mm/30mins if not more we were soaked. However once the sun came out it didn’t take long to dry ourselves off, my shoes took a little longer. Then towards Roccella Ionica but very little shelter so we go into the marina. At least this means we can charge everything up, do some washing, use the hoover and do some cooking which is exactly what I did the next day. I felt like a domestic goddess having produced GF rolls, GF loaf, GF carrot cake and Panna cotta. The good weather also meant the mattress dried out, thank goodness as this meant we could sleep under the mozzy net again.
    Today we headed to Castella again with the intention of anchoring, and we did try but the 25mph winds were making things a bit uncomfortable and aren’t supposed to ease till 2am so we headed into the marina, on a wing and a pray as no VHF or telephone number luckily there was a marinero there to help us in and we are settled. Took a quick walk round town so here is a photo of the Castle after which the town is named and the sunset. Other photos are of the coastline we have passed
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