48 Malta Marvels

One of the nicest things of being a sea nomad is encountering fellow sailors. In Marina di Ragusa we meet Kobi and Joost and their lovely catamaran “Puchi”. Together we are heading to Malta to explore new horizons. In Dwejra bay we find a spectacular anchor spot well protected by a massive rock in the… Continue reading 48 Malta Marvels

47 Sicily’s south Coast – ancient wonders and azure waters

We continue our “Giro di Sicilia”, Kabaal sails anti clockwise around this incredible island. In Marsala we run into the Florio family again. The book, the lions of Sicily, describes how this family came to Sicily and became very wealthy by means of the trade in tuna and Marsala wine. In the city of Marsala… Continue reading 47 Sicily’s south Coast – ancient wonders and azure waters

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45 Landing at Sicily

From the gulf of Naples to Sicily, 17th of May – 1st of June Setting off to leave the bay of Napoli Robert Jan checked the oil in the saildrive and found out that water was getting in from the outside instead of spilling oil from inside which was our last problem. Not good! Again… Continue reading 45 Landing at Sicily

44 Mechanical misery and making the most of it

World famous and a popular holiday destination since the belle epoque; Sorrento is a place we didn’t want to skip. When approached from the gulf of Naples the town looks like a fairytale lying on top of the steep rocks surrounded by lush greenery and spring flowers. These flowers spread a wonderful scent as we… Continue reading 44 Mechanical misery and making the most of it

43 The Bay of Napoli

We entered the bay of Napoli from the North and found a safe anchorage with a view on the picturesque town of Procida. This Island might be not so famous as Ischia and Capri but it was very beautiful. The old town, Terra Murata, has a cloister dating from 1026 and an old castle from… Continue reading 43 The Bay of Napoli