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Laundry Day

If you ever want to go to the small island Vulcano at the Eolian islands, keep in mind that a lot of your clothes and in my case everything on the boat gets a smell of sulfur.

By now I had 6 loads of the laundry machines and I still have some stuff, that still smells, even though I washed some items several times!

Hopefully now my clothes will last for the next 6 weeks until I will be back to Kos, where Giannis Kosaris will take care of all my laundry.
Location:
Marina Capo d‘Orlando
Position:
Weather:
clear
Wind force:
2 - light breeze
Wind direction:
NW

Last stop at the Eolian Islands

Today we stopped for the last time at a harbour at the Eolian Islands in Vulcano.

Here is one of my favorite restaurants, the King of Fish with a huge selection of fresh fish and seafood prepared to perfection.

If you come to these islands, the following restaurants are a must, if you love great food:

1. Kasbah on Lipari with incredible organic food creations
2. nni Lausta on Salina
3. Laboratorium de Cannolo at Lipari
4. King of Fish on Vulcano

(this is not the order, they are all magnificent)
Location:
Lipari Vulcano
Position:
Weather:
clear
Wind force:
1 - light air
Wind direction:
E

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
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