Log #20a Bizerte

Log #20a Bizerte

Sliema Creek, Malta June 24, 2001 Hi Folks, I’m fully operational now from the internet café, able to pre save my E-mail on disc on a PC format to send from the internet, and also now I can even download and save on disc to be able to read at my leisure on board from
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Log #20b Carthage and Tunis

Log #20b Carthage and Tunis

Msida Marina, Malta June 26, 2001 Hi Folks, We left our free mooring buoy in Sliema Creek to come over to this marina so we could get a bit of work done on Veleda, check the engine cooling water pump, and repair the stiff throttle cable before it breaks. In addition, our Mariner 10 outboard
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Log #20c Bizerte to Monastir

Log #20c Bizerte to Monastir

Log #20c Bizerte to Monastir June 17, 2001 Written En Route to Malta Covers the period June 2 to 9, 2001 We liked Bizerte. It was a good, easily accessed port of entry; had an economical and adequately equipped  marina with friendly helpful staff, with fuel, electricity, water, a dive shop and a small bar
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Log #20d Monastir to the Sahara Desert

Log #20d Monastir to the Sahara Desert

Log #20d Monastir to the Sahara Desert Written at Sliema Creek, Malta July 8, 2001 Covers the period June 10 to 13, 2001 Monastir has an excellent and economical marina, and because of its good service and low rates is getting more and more boats wintering there. For our 10 metre Veleda, daily high season
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Log #20e, Monastir to Malta

Log #20e, Monastir to Malta

Log #20e, Monastir to Malta July 12, 2001 Enroute to Siracusa, Sicily Covers the period June 12 to 18, 2001 In the last log, we had just left the Sahara Desert at Douz. The architecture of the forts, now turned into hotels, was that of the French Foreign Legion which used Douz as one of
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Log #21a Arrival in Malta

Log #21a Arrival in Malta

Log #21a Arrival in Malta July 15, 2001 Syracusa, Sicily, Italy Covers the period June 18 to July 1, 2001 We were a bit tired after a 22 hour sail of 112 nautical miles from Lampedusa, especially since much of it we had to hand steer in one or two hour shifts. That’s why, from
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Log #21b Canada Day in Gozo

Log #21b Canada Day in Gozo

Log #21b Canada Day in Gozo Mgarr, Gozo July 2, 2001 Thank you, people of Gozo, from Judy and Aubrey Millard on board our Canadian sailing vessel, Veleda IV, for the hospitality and friendship unreservedly extended to us on our visit to your fair domain. Thanks to the office of Louis Bugeja, the Assistant Honorary
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Log #21c Touring Malta

Log #21c Touring Malta

Log #21c Touring Malta July 17, 2001 Siracusa, Sicily, Italy Covers the period July 3 to July 11, 2001 July 3, our third anniversary on board Veleda. It was three years ago today we set sail from the Toronto Hydroplane and Sailing Club for our open ended world cruise. We’re not tired of cruising yet,
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Log #21d Malta to Sicily

Log #21d Malta to Sicily

Log #21d Malta to Sicily July 21, 2001 Roccella Ionica, Italy Covers the period July 9 to 11, 2001 A couple of nights before we planned to leave, a local boater informed us that the owner of the mooring we were on was to return next day. No problem, and we relocated to a trot
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Log #21e, Siracusa and Mt. Etna, Sicily

Log #21e, Siracusa and Mt. Etna, Sicily

Log #21e, Siracusa and Mt. Etna, Sicily July 24, 2001 Written en route from Santa Maria di Leuca to the Adriatic Covers the period July 11 to July 17, 2001 Today as I sit down in the main cabin to write this, we are having one of those idyllic sailing days with glorious sunny weather,
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LOG #21f Siracusa & across the Strait of Messina

LOG #21f Siracusa & across the Strait of Messina

LOG #21f Siracusa & across the Strait of Messina Aug. 6, 2001 Split, Croatia Covers the period July 17 to July 23, 2001 Siracusa was a good stopping off place, and one to which we may return on our way back out the Med in a year or two. There are many other things we
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Log #21g Italy to Croatia

Log #21g Italy to Croatia

Log #21g Italy to Croatia Zlarin, Croatia Aug. 9, 2001 Covers the period July 23 to 26, 2001 I write this from the charming town and island called Zlarin, a sleepy laid-back island community (no cars) that reminds us of Killarney, another isolated small resort town in Northern Ontario on the shores of Lake Huron.
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Log #22a Dubrovnik

Log #22a Dubrovnik

Log #22a Dubrovnik Otoc Tijat, Croatia Aug. 12, 2001 Covers period July 26 to 29 Gruz Marina is the check in point for Croatia at Dubrovnik. A friendly dock master in a straw hat came over shortly after we had moored bows to, and told us where the harbour master and coastal authorities were located,
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Log #22b Dubrovnik to Split

Log #22b Dubrovnik to Split

Log #22b Dubrovnik to Split Written at Poreç, Croatia Aug. 20, 2001 Covers the period July 28 to 31 We enjoyed Dubrovnik. As mentioned in my last log, the ancient walled town was fascinating. The Maritime Museum housed in the major port bastion was difficult to get to due to the winding alleys, construction, and
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Log #22c Split, Croatia

Log #22c Split, Croatia

Log #22c Split, Croatia Aug. 30, 2001 Uvala Telascica, Dugi Otok, Croatia Covers the period July 31 to Aug. 8, 2001 I am almost a month behind in my logs and have to keep up because of the many places we visit every few days. We have met several cruisers who have sailed the Dalmatian
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Log #22d To Zlarin

Log #22d To Zlarin

Log #22d To Zlarin Sept. 4, 2001 Sibenik, Croatia Covers the period Aug. 8 to 12, 2001 Before leaving Split on Aug. 8, we went alongside the outer wall of the ACI Marina and took on water. The local research boat alongside helped us, and fortunately no ACI staff came along. Then we were off
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Log #22e To Istria

Log #22e To Istria

Log #22e To Istria Hvar, Croatia Sept. 11, 2001 Covers the period Aug. 13 to 17, 2001 (NB – This log was written in the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 while at anchor in Hvar just after our guest had left for Rome. A few hours later a boater came over to ask if we
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Log #22f Istria to Trieste

Log #22f Istria to Trieste

Log #22f Istria to Trieste Prozura, Otok Mljet, Croatia Sept. 16, 2001 Covers the period Aug. 17 to We anchored in the broad bay of Funtana (45 10.8N, 013 35.9E) in 20 feet of water with good holding. There were a couple of buoys unused, but these may have belonged to local fishermen. We were
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Log #22g Trieste to Venice

Log #22g Trieste to Venice

Dubrovnik, Croatia Sept. 19, 2001 Hi Folks, We’re still here in Gruz, just outside of Dubrovnik, getting ready for a sail tomorrow down to Corfu in Greece hopefully. We’ve been here three days getting supplies, fixing Sprite’s outboard, and waiting for better weather. We had some horrendous winds the last few days plus several days
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Log #22h Venice

Log #22h Venice

En Route to Paxos in the Ionian Sea Sept. 25, 2001 Hi Folks, We are back in summer now down here in Corfu (39 37.7N, 019 55.1E), which we have just departed, 220 miles south of Dubrovnik, where we left the cold rainy weather. Corfu is the most northerly large Greek island in the Ionian
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Log #22i Back To Croatia (Pula and Dugi Otok)

Log #22i Back To Croatia (Pula and Dugi Otok)

Sept. 30, 2001 Vathy, Ithaka, Greece Hi Folks, We’re on the island of Ithaka, the home of the fabled Odysseus here in the Ionian Sea. A few miles away is the island of Skorpios, the one owned by Onassis and Jackie Kennedy. The weather is beautiful and we are enjoying the idyllic Greek islands. As
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Log #22j Dugi Otok & the Kornati Islands

Log #22j Dugi Otok & the Kornati Islands

Skorpios, Greece Oct. 4, 2001 Hi Folks, I’m finishing this Log #22j while at anchor off the beach house on the south shore of Skorpios (38 41.5N, 020 44.8E), the island owned by Aristotle Onassis and Jackie Kennedy. It is an idyllic setting with warm crystal clear water and the mountains of the Greek mainland
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Log #22k To Sibenik and the Krka River

Log #22k To Sibenik and the Krka River

Tranquil Bay, Nidri, Levkas, Greece Oct. 11, 2001 Hi Folks, I realize it is one month ago today that the terrorist attack on New York and Washington took place. I grieve for those lost and their families and friends. The US and coalition attack on the Taleban stronghold is under way, and some Muslim factions
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Log #22k-2 To Sibenic & Krka River

Log #22k-2 To Sibenic & Krka River

Nidri, Levkas Levkas, Greece Oct. 11, 2001 Hi Again Folks, This is Judy Johnson’s log, roughly parallel to my Log #22k, about our trip over to Sibenik and up to Krka National Park. In my numbering system, I call it Log #22k #2. Her observations, reactions and sense of humour (not to mention the title
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Log #22l Krka Falls to Hvar

Log #22l Krka Falls to Hvar

Levkada, Levkas, Greece Oct. 14, 2001 Hi Folks, We finally got our new replacement stove. All the burners and the oven actually work! Except the piezo electric start spark does not work for the oven and one burner, but we can live with that. For the first time since last April we have an operational
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Log #22m Vis & Hvar

Log #22m Vis & Hvar

Levkada, Levkas, Greece Oct. 16, 2001 Hi Folks, We’re still in Levkas, awaiting instructions from Plastimo in France regarding the return of our defective stove. How do we ship it back? We have delayed ourselves so long regarding this stove that we are reconsidering whether to still head for Turkey as originally planned or to
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Log #22l Sibenik & Krka Falls (From Judy Johnson)

Log #22l Sibenik & Krka Falls (From Judy Johnson)

Katacolon, Greece Oct. 18, 2001 Hi Folks, Here is Judy Johnson’s log covering from her perspective what was in my Log #22l after visiting Krka Falls. At present, we are in Katacolom (37 38.9N, 021 19.1E), on the Pelopennese of Greece, ready to visit Olympia, the site of the original Greek games dating back to
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Log #22n Korcula to Dubrovnik

Log #22n Korcula to Dubrovnik

Methoni, Pelopennisos, Greece Oct.21, 2001 Hi Folks, This Log #22n brings us to the end of our travels in Croatia. I will be writing one more log in the #22 series, summarizing our experience in Croatia. When I start my Log #23 series on Greece, I will use the new address list made up of
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Log # 22o Croatian Summary

Log # 22o Croatian Summary

Methoni, Greece Oct. 23, 2001 Hi Folks, We are at anchor in this lovely sandy shored bay (36 48.9N, 021 42.4E) of Methoni, just a few miles down from Navarino. From Veleda we have the panorama of an ancient Venetian/Turkish fortress stretching along the spit, its guardian duties long since completed. There is an internet
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Log #23a Greek Waters – Dubrovnik to Corfu

Log #23a Greek Waters – Dubrovnik to Corfu

Log #23a Greek Waters – Dubrovnik to Corfu Oct. 26, 2001 Cape Matapan, The Peloponnisos Covers the period Sept. 20 to 26, 2001 We left Gruz (outside Dubrovnik) at 1150 after clearing customs and immigration and handing in our crew list. We still have our Croatian cruising permit which is good for a year. Before
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