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Provincia di Crotone

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  • Day25

    Ciro marina. Italian South Coast

    June 5, 2019 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

    Lovely weather and a nice ride through the rolling countryside. In the four hour ride I don't think I saw one motorcycle which I thought very unusual for this trip. I did see a few more of those girls standing by the road, a bit more modestly dressed than those of yesterday but I don't think they were waiting for a bus.
    I chose this place as it is half way to Sicily from Matera and it is a small town with a beach front hotel which happens to be four star. So as I write this I'm being waited on in the restaurant by more staff than there are customers.
    The food is some of the best I've had. I love it.
    The photos are of the ride plus several from the hotel and it's surroundings as it is so nice.
    I needed to do a bit of work to the bike when I arrived as the chain needed cleaning and new grease after all the rain. So I sprayed it with a cleaner then wiped it with several rags during which my hands became very black. As I entered this posh hotel I tried to hide my black hands and smiled at the concierge who said Mr Sprot here is your passport.
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  • Day69

    Ciro Marina

    June 1, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    After a slow start we are now making swifter progress west. We spent another night in Taranto and used the day to visit Martina Franca photos attached, this is where we changed buses to go to Alberobello. The old town on top of the hill was beautiful, lots of tiny winding streets opening to Piazzas. From Taranto to Policoro Marina it’s about 5km from the town but so sheltered, clean, cheap and with good facilities. Then a night in Cariati Marina, old, expensive, no facilities but old town, again up the hill, was pretty and latte’s cost €1 each! We are now back in Ciro Marina, we stopped here about the same time last year, but this time we might have to pay as have been asked to visit an office later, not sure where, the wave from the guy who helped us moor was fairly vague.Read more

  • 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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  • Day47

    Über Catanzaro nach Crotone

    November 17 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 19 °C

    Über Catanzaro fahren wir zum Cabo Rizutto wo wir einen kleinen Spaziergang machen, von dort geht es direkt nach Crotone wo wir im Hafen parken und auch übernachten.
    Abends laufen wir über den Hügel am Castello vorbei in die tolle Altstadt hinab zum Dom und in die Fußgängerzone, Die Stadt gefällt uns ganz gut, in nicht Corona Zeiten ist hier bestimmt viel los, im Moment ist es aufgrund der strengen Bestimmungen, ziemlich ruhig, die Hälfte der Geschäfte hat geschlossen und man sieht nur wenige Menschen auf den Straßen.Read more

  • Day428

    Castella

    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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  • Day39

    Wo der Pfeffer wächst

    November 24, 2019 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    Am Dienstag machen wir einen Ausflug ins Inland. In Cafizzi gehen wir unserem Hobby nach und suchen, vergeblich, einen Cache. Leider sind hier in Italien nicht so häufig Dosen versteckt. Bei einem Aussichtspunkt in der Nähe haben wir dann einen tollen Blick über das dünnbesiedelte Land.
    Neue Stellplätze suchen wir uns vorzugsweise immer auf einfachen Parkplätzen mit Meeresblick. Gelegendlich gibt es schöne Spazierwege durch kleine Pinienwälder. Und jetzt wissen wir auch wo der Pfeffer wächst. 🤗
    Am Samstag Überfahrt nach Sizilien. Auf der Fähre geht, obwohl die Sonne scheint, ein frischer Wind. Für solche Fälle habe ich die dicke Jacke dabei. 😉 In der Nacht kommt ein hefitges Gewitter und auch der Sonntag ist verregnet. Am Abend laufen wir aber noch etwas am Strand entlang, wollen ja unsere 10000 Schritte schaffen.
    Mal schauen wie es weiter geht.
    Liebe Grüße an Alle🧓👴
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