Site Office

Site Office

Sun Mar 24 2:55 2019 NZDT
Run: 42.6nm (77.1km)
38 15.272N 15 42.656E
Weather: Sunny and very little wind

Have left Aeolian Islands and started first of 3 day-hops to get to Siracusa. First stop tonight in Scilla - a very pretty little fishing village. It marks the first time we have been on mainland Italy, and also the first time since Port Ginesta (south of Barcelona) since we have been on mainland Europe.

Thu Mar 21 15:31 2019 NZDT
Run: 15.8nm (28.6km)
38 25.179N 14 57.247E
Weather: Overcast, and a few windy rainy days forecast

We headed around the western side of Lapari but couldn't find a suitable anchorage for the forecast SE winds, so are back in Vulcano. When the weather improves we will hike up the volcano for a look, and hopefully hire a car and go for a drive around the island. See Facebook for photos!

Wed Mar 20 15:27 2019 NZDT
Run: 15.8nm (28.6km)
38 37.725N 15 4.200E
Weather: fine and sunny with little wind

We went to panarea for a day trip and it was lovely. Unfortunately there's some SE winds coming so we headed back to Vulcano.

Tue Mar 19 4:46 2019 NZDT
Run: 56.5nm (102.3km)
38 25.173N 14 57.234E
Weather: Warm and sunny

Moved to the island called Volcano 🌋. There is, surprise surprise, an active volcano right next to the anchorage, and about 6 other islands around us with active or dormant volcanos - including Etna - Europe’s biggest active volcano. What can possibly go wrong?

Sun Mar 17 22:42 2019 NZDT
Run: 36.7nm (66.4km)
38 2.239N 14 2.055E
Weather: 5knts E, slight seas, no clouds

Time to move on! After 2 months wintering over in Palermo, Site Office is finally ready to get going again. Jim spent most of that time back in NZ, while Ade & Steve did some travelling around Europe via cheap flights on Ryan Air. After a week of sorting a few jobs on board, we left and stopped overnight in a lovely little quaint fishing village called Cefalu. It?s cathedral dating back to the 11th century was cool to see, along with the centuries old buildings clinging to the rocks on the edge of the sea. The backdrop to the town was the huge cliff face of a rock jutting out straight up above the town. See FB for photos - very pretty place.

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