We’re in Palmarola!

Today we sailed from Rome to Ponza and it was purrfect. We had a steady breeze and so we were able to turn the engine off for most of our journey! April had fun in the cockpit. She also had a little sleep but I’m the master of cat naps and I spent the day […]

Bailey’s Island

The strangest sea creature I’ve ever seen…

Wing on wing- we’re flying!

We’re flying back to Rome furiends! We decided to stop at a lovely anchorage last night and get some rest because the seas were quite big and we fancied a nice relaxing dinner on anchor. This morning we set off again and we’ve got our sails set in a wing on wing configuration, so we’re […]

Nearly back in Rome!

Furiends not only are we back in Italy but we’re nearly in our home port of Rome! The last few days Noccy has been munching the miles like a pro. We’re just passing Capri and it’s beautiful! We have another 115 nautical miles to go. Which should take us no more than about 20 hours. […]

The engine stopped- Nippy towed Nocturne like a hero!

Furiends, remember on the way to Greece we got plastic rubbish wrapped around our propellor and we were adrift… Well, it wasn’t the only time this summer. We had some engine troubles and the engine stopped. Naturally, Murphy’s Law meant that there was no wind so we were adrift again. We were (thankfully, very slowly) […]

We made it to Greece! 

After a very long three days and two nights at sea we’ve finally made it safely to Greece! The wind and swell weren’t in our favour and we decided we didn’t want to beat into it for days, so we’ve ended up a lot further south than we intended, on the island of Kefalonia.  It’s […]

Dead in the water!

Furiends our crossing from Acciaroli to Panarea took a turn for the worse at 11pm last night when we ran over some rubbish in the water. Unfortunately for us it got itself well and truly wrapped around the propellor and the engine make a big clunking noise. We immediately turned it off and checked the […]

We’re on our way to Panarea!

We’ve left the marina in Acciaroli furiends! We’re heading to the island of Panarea! We have 92 nautical miles to go and expect to be there at about 6 am tomorrow! Now that the sails are up I think I’m going to get a quick nap before my watch starts! I hope you all have […]

Dinghy in distress but we’re now safely on our way!

Furiends I’m writing this at eleven thirty p.m… Yesterday! We left the marina one hour ago! As they say, when you’re dealing with boats you have to be prepared to write your plans in wet sand at high tide. Yes, our plan to leave on Tuesday was scuppered after Nippy the dinghy got in distress. […]