Kedging for Sir Sirocco’s visit

For the last two nights I’ve been very excited to meet Sir Sirocco. The humans were getting very excitable about someone called Sirocco coming. They put everything away and tidied up both on deck and in the cabin. When they got the kedge anchor out I knew this guy must be someone important. Our main Bruce and the Fortress off the stern. Two anchors! Wow!

The first night came and went with nothing really to report. We were quite comfortable with both our anchors snug in the sand hiding behind a cliff in the bay. Unconventionally we were anchored stern to the wind so that the bow could meet the swell. Then last night I thought that someone was really really angry because it was howling outside…

This morning we woke up to a red dust all over the boat. It turns out that this Sirocco guy isn’t really a human at all, but a seriously strong wind that blows from the south. The humans explained it develops when a low above the Mediterranean moves east. This Med-low draws hot air from a large area of the Northern Sahara and can be really violent which is why we made sure we were well prepared. We all actually enjoyed the rain that hammered down during the night because we were all cosy in bed. Nocturne didn’t budge a bit!

This morning the humans washed down the deck with the anchor wash-down hose. The best thing about kedging for me was that I got to hang out in the bag for the anchor chain and rope!

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Then this afternoon we had a great sail back around to Ponza harbour because the wind will be changing tonight and the humans want to wander around Ponza a little. Now I’m enjoying a beautiful evening looking out across pretty Ponza.

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Bisous Bailey

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  1. Lookin’ good, Bailey!

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  2. Thank goodness you kept snug in the cabin and Sir Rocco didn’t do any harm. You do look so supremely confident on Nocturne!

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  3. Oh Bailey – what excitement with that “red wind”…..you all were ready though and expected it. You look like you’re enjoying hiding out in that blue bag – looks like just the right size for hiding….tee hee….Ponza is sure a beautiful looking spot – I hope your humans have a nice visit while you guard Nocturne until they get back!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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    • Thank you Sammy! They are having fun too but nowhere near as much as me! Hehe! I need to convince them that bag should be mine! It’s full of rope again now! Bisous Bailey

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  4. Glad everybody stayed safe and sound and snuggly. bailey, you are the best cat of leisure. You know how to do it so well. Continue to enjoy your holiday. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

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  5. Bailey, you look so at ease on the boat. I’m wondering: how long have you been with your pawrents, and have you always been so comfortable sailing, or did you have to get accustomed to it?
    Purrs, Sundae

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    • I’ve been with them a year now. I was 10 months old when they got me and I was on the boat within a couple of weeks. I spent a while getting accustomed to it before we went anywhere. Then they turned the engine on a few times so I wasn’t afraid of the noise. After that we did small day sails and now I’m a fully fledged sailor! I just love it! Bisous Bailey

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  6. Glad you all were safe and sound. I remember one time when I was living in London and Sir Sirocco delivered red dust/sand all over the streets and cars, but at least we were safe inside houses. Sounds like Nocturne kept you safe and cosy, though!

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  7. There’s so much to know, and it’s good your dad knows it and you and mum are learning.

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  8. Looks like great fun Bailey. And your humans obviously think ahead

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  9. It looks like your humans did their homework because you and the Nocturne braved the sirocco quite well!

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  10. I’m glad you, your humans and your beautiful Nocturne made it through the storm. It’s good to know that your slaves (humans) know what to do. Enjoy gazing at Ponza.

    Purrs Sam

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  11. Glad you were snug and safe. That red dust is horrible. Hope it didn’t get between your paws and in your ears.

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  12. Wow what a adventure you are having Bailey…:)

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  13. Your certainly love exploring!

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  14. Bailey you are the cutest cat in a bag that has been let out 😉

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  15. Love the pics of you in the bag!

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  16. EEoww Bailey dat iz sum adventure ya all had!!! Red dust….Mum told me about it…sounx bery scary wif howlin wind!!!
    You iz lookin hansum az ususal in da bag n on da deck….
    Be safe n enjoy yer cruize!
    Lub Nylablue n her Mum…

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    • It was kind of cool Nylablue! Thank you for being so nice! =^.^=

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      • 🙂 Eazy to be so nice to ya Bailey!!! You iz an amazin kitteh n we iz proud to nose ya!!!
        Me apaulogizez fer da spellin mistakez; Mum waz bery tired da nite me made her do reeplyz!!
        Happy sailin Cutie (can me call ya ‘cutie’??)
        Lub Nylablue n Sherri-Ellen xo

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  17. Awww, you sweet Pussycat… you did not looking for Sir Sirocco in that bag, did you, Bailey 😀

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  18. That blue color suits you just fine. 😉

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  19. Kurt Alderman says:

    Cats rule. Sweetness!

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