Log #34a Back In Rome

Log #34a Back In Rome

Porto Turistico di Roma Ostia, Rome Feb. 8, 2005 Hi Folks, This is my first log upon our return to Veleda in Ostia, and my first log to my new mailing address list. To ensure I have all the addresses correct, will you please send me a short note indicating you received this log, so
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Log #34b Death of Pope John Paul II and Touring Rome-1

Log #34b Death of Pope John Paul II and Touring Rome-1

Ostia, Rome, Italy April 8, 2005 Hi Folks, We’re still here in Ostia, and were hoping to leave this weekend, but the weather has closed in so that we won’t leave before Monday or Tuesday or even later. All is well with us and Veleda. As I write this, Rome is locked up for the
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Log #34c A Hazardous Entry

Log #34c A Hazardous Entry

Giglio Marina, Isola Giglio, Italy April 16, 2005 Hi Folks, In spite of the title of this log, Log #34c A Hazardous Entry, we are fine and waiting out the weather to go to Elba. I am happy to be on the water again even though we have the hazards, frustrations and uncertainties of sailing
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Log #34d Theft in Naples

Log #34d Theft in Naples

Giglio Marina, Isola Giglio April 17, 2005 Hi Folks, Trapped here for a second day I had a chance to make up another log on our time in Ostia. I want to get my logs relating to our time in Rome off while they are fresh in my mind, as I will have many new
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Log #34e Troubles on the Tiber and Rome-2-The Vatican

Log #34e Troubles on the Tiber and Rome-2-The Vatican

Calvi, Corsica, France April 23, 2005   Hi Folks,   I have finished up this log while motoring from Elba over to Corsica, and over to the northwest corner of Corsica at Calvi. It is a rather long log, and so I will put other tours of St. Peter’s Basilica and other parts of our
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Log #34f Preparations for Departure and Impressions of the Marina

Log #34f Preparations for Departure and Impressions of the Marina

Calvi, Corsica April 27, 2005 Hi Folks, We are still weathered in here at Calvi with strong SW winds, and of course our next destination takes us SW. We enjoyed visiting the Foreign Legion base here on Sunday as it had an Open House for the public. The anchorage outside the breakwater is secure and
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Log #34g St. Peter’s Basilica and Tuscany, Rome – 3

Log #34g St. Peter’s Basilica and Tuscany, Rome – 3

Bonifacio, Corsica April 30, 2005   Hi Folks,   We have now covered the NE and west coasts of Corsica and are down here in Bonifacio, our last Corsican port before heading off to Sardinia. I am eager to get into the actual sailing and the places and experiences we have had since leaving Ostia
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Log #34h Under Way-Elba to Corsica

Log #34h Under Way-Elba to Corsica

Passo Secca di Morto (41˚ 17.08’N, 009˚ 21.54’E) Isola Budelli, Maddalena Islands Sardinia May 5, 2005 Hi Folks, We are weathered in here at anchor sheltered from force 6-8 NW winds howling around. Our anchor is quite secure, and we will wait for the winds to die down before heading off maybe later today or
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Log #34i Some History and Calvi to Ajaccio

Log #34i Some History and Calvi to Ajaccio

Santa Teresa di Gallura, Sardinia May 7, 2005 Hi Folks, We are secure in this inlet marina at Santa Teresa here on the northern tip of Sardinia waiting out strong westerly winds that have been blowing force 7 and 8 through the Strait of Bonifacio for the past four days. We had a very heavy
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Log #34j Corsica – Ajaccio to Bonifacio

Log #34j Corsica – Ajaccio to Bonifacio

Toulon, France May 15, 2005 Hi Folks, We have been in this Southern France area for several days now at anchor in various coves and islands and now here in Toulon the major French naval base in the Med. We met up with our friends, Jaques and Andrée in Sardinia and had a long 36
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Log #34k Maddalena Islands of Sardinia, Isola Razzoli

Log #34k Maddalena Islands of Sardinia, Isola Razzoli

Marseilles, Provence, France May 19, 2005 Hi Folks. We are cruising the coast of Provence and some of the offlying islands. We didn’t bother with Nice, Monaco or San Tropez, but were in Toulon before coming here to Marseilles. Our friends Jacques and Andree spent a little over a week with us from Sardinia, and
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Log #34l Maddalena Islands 2

Log #34l Maddalena Islands 2

Saintes Maries-de-la-Mer, Camargue Rhone Delta, Provence, France May 23, 2005 (Happy Victoria Day!) Hi Folks, We are in this delightful capital of La Camargue during a major festival for the Saintes Maries and Sarah which I will describe in the relevant log. Judy wants to stay here for several days and I hope to get
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Log #34m Northern Sardinia to Provence

Log #34m Northern Sardinia to Provence

Saintes Maries-de-la-Mer, Camargue Rhone Delta, Provence, France May 27, 2005 Hi Folks, We are just getting ready to leave this delightful capital of the Camargue to go to our next port and take down the mast in preparation to entering the Canal du Midi in a few days time. This will end our four years
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