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On my way back to Kos

With a last view to lovely Cefalù we left the most western destination on our trip.

Some more relaxing days at the Aeolian islands for one week before the long distance of approximately close to 1.000 nautical miles back home to Kos will start.

It’s time to leave Italy as it gets more crowded every day. And finally, summer started with nice temperatures even at night.
Location:
Tyrrhenian Sea
Position:
Destination of the day:
Salina
Heading:
250°
Speed:
7 kn
Motoring
Weather:
clear
Wind force:
1 - light air
Wind direction:
W

Halftime

Today we finally arrived at Cefalù, the most western point of this trip.

Here we will stay for one week exploring the beautiful town of Cefalù before we will start the way back to Kos.

Everyone for the past weeks tells me, that summer will start tomorrow. Hopefully now they are right.
Location:
Cefalù Sicilia
Position:
Weather:
fair
Wind force:
2 - light breeze
Wind direction:
NW

The Sicilian Stallion

Today we finally arrived close to our trips end point after sailing through the busy Straits of Messina early this morning with the predicted northbound current.

The water temperature reached a comfortable 20 degrees and Pippo played his Rambo like role as the Sicilian Stallion equipped with a knife freeing my starboard propeller of a fishing line.

The next day trips to Capo d‘Orlando will be nice short ones after all these long day cruises over the past days.
Location:
Vulcano
Position:
Weather:
clear
Wind force:
2 - light breeze
Wind direction:
NE

A whole marina just for me

Originally I planned to go to Marina dell‘Etna today. As they didn’t answer my mooring request I booked through the Navily app a place just below Reggio in the Straits of Messina.

What a surprise: Lady Soul is the only boat in the marina. Not everything is finished yet, but nice and clean. And we got a warm welcome and a lot of helping hand (as a big discount on their regular pricelist :)
Location:
Marina di Porto Baleno
Position:
Weather:
fair
Wind force:
4 - moderate breeze
Wind direction:
N

Tough Day

We stayed for 2 nights in Crotone to wait for a change of wind direction. So this morning we left early also because of a noisy techno party and sailed towards Rocella Ionica.

The wind was nice with 5 to 7 Beaufort but the old swell from the day before coming from the wrong direction made it quite bumpy.

It was Pippos first time to this kind of waters but he stayed brave.

Tomorrow we will reach Sicily where Pippo was born- back to the roots.
Location:
Rocella Ionica
Position:
Weather:
fair
Wind force:
6 - strong breeze
Wind direction:
NW

First Catch of the Season

Today we are crossing the adriatic sea from Erikousa to Santa Maria di Leuca.

As this is quite a long trip we put out one fishing gear with my new lure I just bought a couple of days ago in Corfu.

A nice 3.5kg tuna liked the lure and we don’t have to worry about what’s up for lunch.
Location:
Adriatic Sea
Position:
Destination of the day:
Santa Maria di Leuca
Heading:
260°
Speed:
7 kn
Motoring
Weather:
fair
Wind force:
3 - gentle breeze
Wind direction:
SE

Don Giuseppes first Mooring

The last segment of the trip to Sicily started this morning with dead calm weather. We stopped at the brand new marina of Erikousa. It was the first mooring for my new crew. Everything worked perfect.

Tomorrow we will cross the Adriatic to Leuca.
Location:
Erikousa
Position:
Weather:
clear
Wind force:
1 - light air
Wind direction:
SE
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