Portopalo di Capo Passero

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  • Day416

    Isola de Capo Passero

    June 5, 2018 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    Long day today, we anchored last night off the beach from Scoglitti very peaceful but by 5 am there was a fair amount of swell and we rolling around a lot. Suddenly John leaps out of bed announcing ‘that’s it I have had enough of being dive bombed by mosquitoes and rolling around we’re off’ ummm OK then. So engine on anchor up and off we go along the south coast and then little ways up the East coast to our current location, I slept a lot of journey as because of mozzies the last few nights and the wedding parties before that when we were at San Leone I haven’t had much sleep but now John has finally put up the mozzy net so should be OK as long as the swell stays light. Some random photos today.Read more

  • Day419

    Porto Palo

    June 8, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Hello again, well talk about famous last words I think I wrote something about getting a good nights sleep in my last post well I had settled for the night but the wind was picking up from the N.E. which meant sea would get much worse. Unfortunately it is now dark but we decide we can’t stay so discuss options, further up coast to marina and try to moor unaided in the dark not my first choice, or return a few miles to Porto Palo and anchor. This is more sensible we can follow our day time route on the plotter and use harbour light so find the port and then anchor. Well its OK we made it and the night once we were thee was settled and quiet. In the end we spent three nights here before going to Syracuse. While in Porto Palo we explored an old, well we think it was a fish farm or factory, wierd place. But we are now in Syracuse we arrived on Friday after, in my opinion, a horrendous trip from Porto Palo i admit it was lumpy but I think perhaps I had sun stroke because it wasn’t really as bad as the way my body reacted. I spent most of either leaning over side or lying on the floor!Read more

  • Day82


    January 6 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 10 °C

    Heute ist Maucini unser Ziel. Hier befindet sich der südlichste Zipfel Siziliens. Es führen einige Felsen ins Meer und manchmal kann man trockenen Fußes die kleine Insel Isola di Correnti erreichen. Heute bleibt uns der Weg zum südlichsten Punkt Italies versperrt. Das Ionische Meer von links, trifft an dieser Stelle auf das Mediterane Meer von rechts und überspült zur Zeit die Felsen. Später gab es noch einen schönen Sonnenuntergang mit einer ganzen Reihe Schiffe, die auf die Einfahrt in den Hafen bei Pozallo warten.Read more

  • Day85

    The end of Sicily

    January 20, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    + Castello Tafuri a palace built in 1933 by marquis Bruno di Belmonte. The walls were built with the stone extracted from the cave of the Isola delle Correnti. It was never inhabited by the family of the marquis and was restored in 2015 as a luxury hotel. Rooms start at $140 per night: not quoted in Euros I notice.
    + The ruins are of an old Tonnara or fish processing factory.
    + The islet is called Capo Passero (sparrow) for its tapered shape, which imaginatively resembles the head of a sparrow.
    + Capo Passero is mistakenly considered the most Southern tip of Sicily, but really it is the third foot of the “Trinacria”, the female emblem representing Sicily.
    + Less fishing now, more play. Looking back to Marzamemi.
    + A patio heater on the end of the breakwater? Must be warming the cockles ...
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