Category: Sardinia

The Best Part of the Journey

Four airports, five train stations, many taxis, many, many miles walked and one very glorious sailboat all make up this journey.  Sometimes I wonder why I travel like this.  It feels like I just have to get something out of my system.  It is like a purge.  It is a mission to live life full ...

Paestum

Upon Ben's recommendation, I stopped at a small town called Paestum. It is the site of the largest and best preserved Greek ruins on the Mediterranean. Let me just start out that the pictures just can't do something like this justice. The stone temples were massive beyond all my expectations. There is so much stone ...

Tropea and Goodbye’s

Well our stay in tropea was bitter sweet for me. Sweet because we had a great evening together. We had one of our best dinners on this trip, we also had a chance to watch the opening game of the World Cup. Bitter because it was my last night on the boat. It has been ...

Stromboli

Today we sailed (er motored) to the island of Stromboli.  This island is the most active volcano in this little group of islands and has a history that goes back the ancient Greeks.  It is know as the oldest lighthouse in the world since it glows red at night and was used by the ancients ...

The Aeolian Islands

So we headed out to the Aeolian Islands.  Ironically, these islands are named after the Greek god Aeolus, the god of wind.  I say ironically, because we haven't seen a breath of wind since we got here.  But that makes for some very smooth motoring and an opportunity to see some amazing things along the ...

Palermo is for Living

Palermo is full of life.  As I sit here two small italian children are having on the boat on one side of us and on the other there are four italian young men serenading us singing some Beatles songs in harmony.    We arrived last night and went into town for dinner.  We were thinking ...

Landfall, Sicily

So I found out on the way over that Sicily is the home of the mafia.  But no gangsters here.  Just a sleepy little tourist town, thankfully. So the passage was very easy as passages go.  The wind was strong until sunset but after the sun went down and we cranked up the motor and ...

Buy for now, Cagliari

We are headed toward Palermo in Sicily, but might pull up short in a small village before.  Palermo is a vibrant city so I should be able to post when we get there.   I thought I would throw in a few pics of Cagliari I hadn't posted yet to fill in the gap. So ...

Gyrations in the Tyrrhenian Sea

Today we took a test sail. I don't know if you followed the track, but it was a little wonky. As a matter of fact, Tom got a text from Carol, his girlfriend, at dinner and she said she had been looking at the track and was wondering if we had been drinking. We got ...

Home Sweet Home, For Now

Here are a few pics of the inside of the boat we are on.  I forgot how nice it is to have a room on a sailing boat.  I can put away all my stuff (what little I brought), we can buy all sorts of groceries and store them, we can put things in the ...