WE START GETTING NERVOUS….

A short recap: we arrived in Carloforte (San Pietro island, SW-Sardinia) already 4 days ago after a rather uneventful passage from Favignana; we even allowed ourselves to spend a night at anchor near Cape Teulada to allow Lorenzo to enjoy his only swim and evening barbecue of the whole cruise… Sunday night in Carloforte we finish off with a lavish … Continua a leggere

SCIENCE…OR VOODOO??

We have left Lipari…TWICE! A couple of hours after the first start, the engine started acting-up again just when we were considering a stopover in Salina for a quick plunge. We decided to head back to Lipari, hoping to find a competent mechanic that could detect what affects our engine; needless to say, the wind dropped so our return took … Continua a leggere

STUCK IN PORT AGAIN!

We are moored in the Marina di Brindisi to check the engine that died again after about ten hours of working. Apparently it was due to a fuel starvation problem caused by a fouled filter, but I would like that to be double-checked by a mechanic. The difficult thing is to get hold of somebody: quite unlike Vieste, here nobody … Continua a leggere

STILL WEATHER BOUND IN VIESTE!

The Mistral is blowing since one week, and the sea is consequently quite rough. We hope to be able to set sail tomorrow, with the idea of going non-stop through the Messina channel and then to the Eolian Islands: it’s more than 400 miles, which will take in the range of 4 days.

FIRST STOP IN VIESTE

short footer We have sailed 300 miles in 54 hours (not too bad!) and we decided to stop in Vieste, which we never visited before. A moment of panic when we were entering the harbour and the engine control started acting up; despiete the cross-wind, all went well, and the problem later turned up to be just due to a … Continua a leggere