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Discovering Italian islands with friends from Australia

On Tuesday 1 July we set sail from Porto Turistico di Roma with our very good and dear friends from Australia, Gaye & Roy Hamilton. After a overnight stay in Nettuno (where we couldn’t find a bar with a TV to watch the World Cup match for the evening), we headed across to the Pontine Islands and specifically, Isola di Ponza. 665 more words

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Heavenly Corsica - the 'almost' month of amazing places

We arrived at Bastia, Corsica on Thursday 29 May after a beautiful sail across the Corsican Channel (Ligurian Sea) from Isola d’Elba. It was a perfect sailing day with sunshine and fair winds. 630 more words

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Isola d'Elba - a very quick 5-day visit in May

On Saturday, 24 May we sailed over to Italy’s Isola d’Elba which is about 20 nautical miles from the mainland (or San Vincenzo anyway). It was a very quick 5-day visit and we managed to sail around to some lovely places including Portoferraio, Porto Azzurro, Marina di Campo and Marciana Marina. 136 more words

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boat tour

sometimes folks need airlifted out.our lodging? just left of center, with the laundry on the line.

Five cats from Skiathos join our UK-bound trip, as we're reminded of the film 'Mamma Mia!'

We sailed to the Greek island of Skiathos to meet Terry and Linda, whose cats Ollie, Ouzo, Daisy, Charlie and Lily are travelling with us to the UK. 204 more words


Sailing score to date

It’s been almost 8 weeks since Dirk and I set out from La Grande Motte (France) with Aolani I. Last week, we visited the blissful Italian Isola d’Elba and right now, we are on the heavenly French island of Corsica. 405 more words

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