Never short on character

Maggie's avatar By Maggie
DESTINATION: Mediterranean
23 Jul 15

In Agropoli after berthing in the local marina we are wined and dined in a garden setting by Franco and his wife. Our waiter who speaks English well is also Franco so that makes the evening easy. Franco senior is a frustrated film maker and has made and posted innumerable home videos which he insists I watch. He makes a copy for me on a USB.

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In love with Italy!

Maggie's avatar By Maggie
DESTINATION: Mediterranean
10 Jul 15

We’re loving the variety of locations selected on the Amalfi coast for our Italian Rally. One day we are in a simple ‘undone’ place and next day in a busy ‘must do’ stopover. Mussels on the menu in a tiny restaurant for lunch, shopping, cameras clicking, two nights...much enjoyed. One of our crews elected to spend the second night in a bay and had a bonding night which was also an option

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Ventotene; this tiny island is a gem!

Maggie's avatar By Maggie
DESTINATION: Mediterranean
03 Jul 15

Historically a prison and island of exile, it is difficult to believe that this island has had written history from BC Rome. The Roman harbour is partly carved from the volcanic ‘tufa’ which created the topography. The beaches are dark volcanic sand but the waters are clear and a protected natural area. Diving is on offer and the divers in the group enjoyed this to say the least!

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The Kornati National Park Croatia

Lauren's avatar By Lauren
DESTINATION: Mediterranean
22 Jun 15

One week on a yacht in the Kornati National Park could just never be enough. With only one week to go on the Yacht Rally we are moving out of the park and heading back towards the mainland. We are seriously going to miss these beautiful bays, exposed rock formations and remote swimming places - not to mention the fresh fish! The days catch arrives at the restaurants in the evening and appears on our plates in record time.

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The Museum of Innocence

Maggie's avatar By Maggie
DESTINATION: Mediterranean
12 Jun 15

Orhan Pamuk has written a love story “the Museum of Innocence”. Kemal and Fusun’s story is set in the mid 1970’s and 80’s. We have read so much history from other periods but this is a new subject for us. The museum is a history of the time and much of what has been collected also rings true from our childhood.

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Tranquility and Bedlam in the Aegean

DESTINATION: Mediterranean
05 Jun 15

"Get us out of here! We want to go back to the little bays and remote restaurants!” Bodrum, Turkey, is abuzz – discos, markets, shopping, people, cars – altogether too much for the senses! We are so relaxed after a week of sailing through the Greek Islands of Samos, Arki and Patmos. Wandering through the museum at the Hora absorbing the tranquillity of the monastery. To Lipsi, where there were only two other yachts at anchor, and Kalymnos to eat and dance with Poppy at her tavern…then we arrive in Bodrum with thousands of people, the massive modern marina. We want none of it...well perhaps a manicure , a pedicure... a shave?

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