Feline ferry!

When we left Santa Marinella on our way to Argentario we passed the very busy port of Civitavecchia. The name Civitavecchia means “ancient town”. It’s one of the major cruise and ferry ports in Italy and forms part of the ‘motorways of the sea’ which is a concept of major port connections within Europe.


You can see how industrial it is here in the background. We have to be very careful crossing such a busy area, so I went and checked our CPN charts.


We are the little red boat and that green arrow is a huge ferry! But it’s ok because we travel at around 6 knots and the ferry was doing 15 knots and still accelerating. So I went to supervise on deck.


It was a great view watching them pass in front of us. A couple of minutes later we had a very special ferry pass behind us…


Isn’t it pawesome?! Sylvester and Tweety Pie! A feline ferry! I’d love to go onboard and look around one day!

Bisous Bailey


  1. Glad everything is under control on Nocturne – ferries can be HUGE! What a find though, a cat ferry 😉


  2. WOW that’s a really big ferry – wonder how many cats Sylvester and Tweetie Bird could fit on that thing??? A bazillion at least!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy


  3. Bailey, is that your tail in photo #1?


  4. I think YOU should be painted on the side of a ferry one day, Bailey!


  5. great entry! Baily would have loved the CAT that ran between Bar Harbor and Nova scotia
    unfortunately, it is no longer running.. too fast and too dangerous! jt


  6. Bailey I would let you be the Captain of my ship any day! xoxo


  7. great navigating


  8. great post Captain Bailey!


  9. Goodness Baily that is a big Ferry!! you are doing a great job of navigating the seas!!
    I see a posting as Rear Admiral Bailey being a possibility!
    Have a great day sweet one hugs Foziemum xx


  10. I like the way you are such a chilled -out, relaxed sailor, Bailey.


  11. grannyandthebaldguy says:

    You know how to live.


  12. What software are you using and hardware to match that you have a chart plotter identifying targets and plotting their CPA’s for you?


  13. I know you’ll be careful, Bailey. You are a smart navigator!! Was also wondering about photo #1…fluffy tail!! Have a lovely day!
    Neighbors About Town Blog


  14. Our humans have been to Civitavecchia. The first time our mom saw one of the Looney Tunes’ ferries she was so surprised. She’s pretty sure they saw the Sylvester and Tweety one, but she’d have to check her photos to make sure. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo


  15. Haha that ferry is pawesome!


  16. Ferry busy stretch of sea – 🙂 – reminds me of how the Solent can become at times between So’ton and Isle of Wight..


  17. Yow dat Sylvester n Tweety bird fairy..er ferry iz pawsum!!! Phankz fer sharin yer travlez wif us Bailey!
    Lub Nylablue n SherriEllen xo


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