Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sailing with a 4-women crew

This cruise was very special, as I sailed with a very competent crew consisting of 4 confident women working in the consulting business. They came on board in Mgarr, Gozo, Malta on July 11th. As it was very hot we sailed to Blue Lagoon for a swim and returned to Mgarr in the evening for a nice dinner at "Porto Vecchio". Next day we went via Comino to Grand Harbor Marina and visited Vittoriosa and Senglea.









On July 13th we declared exit at Mgarr, went for a short swim near Fungus Rock and finally crossed Sicily Strait during a enjoyable full-moon night. In the morning we arrived in San Leone, moored the boat at the Mediterraneo Yachting Club. They called us a taxi and soon we visited the impressive Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. In the evening we had an excellent dinner at "Ristorante il Pescatore" in San Leone.


Next day we sailed upwind to Punta Grande, taking a swim and then sailed downwind via Port Empedocle to Licata. There we went into the new Marina "Cala del Sole", where marina manager Dr. Antonio Pasqualino welcomed us with his staff. This is a brand new and beautiful marina: http://www.marinadicaladelsole.it/
So I decided to use this marina as our new home-base for the next 12 month.

The proficient marina staff provided us with a nice rental car and so we visited Noto, Modica, Ragusa, Villa Romana Del Casale, Piazza Amerina, Enna and Catania.

I enjoyed this remarkable cruise very much: 166sm, 1 week. Here is the GPS-track for Google Earth:
sojJul11tracks.kmz

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