The passage from the Aegadis to southern Sardinia is about 140NM and the forecast wind looked good but the swell/waves looked a bit gnarly. As we left Marettimo the wind was a good F6 on the beam and we were flying, but soon we were out out of the island effect the wind dropped away... Continue Reading →
In our first season we had been sailing for 7 weeks and not met another family. To be fair it was very early season and there weren't many boats about, but our kids, and especially Ben were crying out for other kids. One afternoon we pulled into an anchorage in Mahon, Menorca and next to... Continue Reading →
Aegadian Islands, Sicily.
After leaving Malta at 4am with a 15 hour run to Licata, Sicily planned we ended up diverting into Marina di Ragusa after 9 hours. The conditions were not as forecast and we endured a miserable, large, confused swell which made Vega roll and lurch from side to side incessantly. Things were so bad that... Continue Reading →
Valletta and a bit of Maltese History
Valletta is an amazing city, perched on an elevated prometory surrounded by water on three sides. From its amazing natural harbour that has been used for centuries, to its wonderful old buildings and its alfresco cafe and dining culture it is a must visit destination. I loved it, even if it was seriously hot in... Continue Reading →
Cruising the Maltese Islands
After a pretty average night in Mgarr marina (I think the more time you spend at anchor the less you like marinas...) on Gozo we picked up my parents and headed out to explore the anchorages around the Maltese archipelago. It’s a small cruising ground and as a result it gets super busy, especially at... Continue Reading →