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 #33i To the Strait of Messina, Italy

Log #33i To the Strait of Messina, Italy

Vibo Valentia, Italy Sept. 23, 2004 Hi Folks, We are back in Vibo Valentia after having left early this morning. We have a bad leak from our engine water pump. There is a Yanmar dealer here, but we did not get back before 1330, the start of a two hour siesta period, and we cannot
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Log #33j Strait of Messina to the Aeolian Islands

Log #33j Strait of Messina to the Aeolian Islands

Enroute towards Salerno Sept. 28, 2004 Hi Folks, We are presently headed up the Calabrian shore towards the Amalfi Coast in the area known as Campania, near Salerno and the Bay of Naples. The weather has settled down for the last day or so. Doug departed from Cetraro to catch a train up to Rome
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Log #33k The Lipari Islands and back to Calabria

Log #33k The Lipari Islands and back to Calabria

Porto Miseno, Bay of Naples, Italy October 4, 2004 Hi Folks, We have come around the Sorrento peninsula, visited Capri (fantastically expensive!), circled the Bay of Naples, past Sorrento, Mount Vesuvius, Naples, Santa Lucia, and are at anchor here in Porto Miseno, about which Rod Heikell says, “The much maligned Tiberius, he of the debauchery
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Log #33l Up the Tyrrhenian Coast

Log #33l Up the Tyrrhenian Coast

Isola Ventotene, Italy Oct. 8, 2004 Hi Folks, We are making our way up to Rome, and should be there in about 4 or 5 days. The weather has been calm and hot for the past week as we have been going from island to island off the Bay of Naples and up the coast
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Log #33m Sorrento Peninsula, and Capri

Log #33m Sorrento Peninsula, and Capri

Porto Turistic di Roma, Rome, Italy October 13, 2004 Hi Folks, We are in our winter marina. We arrived on Oct. 10th, ahead of schedule as we thought the weather was closing in, which it has. We have had two days of rain and thunderstorms since arriving and are glad we are not anchored in
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Log #33n Bay of Naples

Log #33n Bay of Naples

Porto Turistico di Roma, Rome, Italy Nov. 8, 2004 Hi Folks, We have been quite busy since my last log of Oct. 13th. We have settled into the marina, and renewed many old acquaintances we have met while crossing the Atlantic, in Europe, and in the Med. We have done a bit of touring, going
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Log #33o The Pontine Islands and to Rome

Log #33o The Pontine Islands and to Rome

Porto Turistico di Roma, Rome, Italy Nov. 11, 2004 Hi Folks, This log gets us to our winter marina just outside Rome. Judy is back and we are getting Veleda ready for the winter by putting weather proofing plastic sheeting outside the cabin windows and bubble wrap under the opening hatches in the main cabin
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Log #33q  Liveaboard life in our winter marina

Log #33q Liveaboard life in our winter marina

Ostia, Rome, Italy Dec. 1, 2004 Hi Folks, This will probably be my last log for a couple of months, as we leave for Toronto in two weeks, and won’t be back until Feb. 1st. However we will still be receiving and sending E-mail, and hope to hear from you, especially those who have not
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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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