Monday, September 30, 2019

Rainy Autumn Sailing to Venice

My crew Konstantin, Peter und Robert arrived in the afternoon of Saturday 21st, September 2019 in Palazzolo dello Stella. After buying provisions we started with a delicious fish dinner at Ai Tre Canai in Marano Lagunare.

Next morning at 9:30am with cloudy sky we left Stella Marina 3 hours ahead of high tide for Venice. Soon the rain started and we sailed with some north easterly winds to Venice Lagoon, which we entered at 5:00pm through Porto Lido. We anchored in Canale San Felice east of Treporti and enjoyed a legendary Bistecca Fiorentina on board.




In rainy weather we motored around Burano, Murano, and San Michele next morning and finally moored at Compagnia della Vela at Isola San Giorgio Maggiore in front of Piazza San Marco. We enjoyed the city for two days and I visited the famous Biennale di Venezia. We had a very good dinner at Taverna Scalinetto in Castello across Canale di San Marco.










On Wednesday 25th after buying some fresh Coda di Rospo and some vegetables at Rialto Mercato and tasting the best Tramezzini at Bar Toletta we continued south to Isola Poveglia, where we anchored and spent the afternoon cooking our nice fish dinner. Next morning before dawn we left Venice Lagoon through Porto Malamocco and sailed east to Slovenia with nice northerly winds. At 5:00pm we anchored in Uvala Strunjan, took a nice swim and had Gnocchi al Gorgonzola for dinner. 




After some swimming we motored into Izola harbor to bunker diesel at noon. With no wind we motored north to Grado and moored in the city harbor. After taking a long walk around Grado we had a remarkeable dinner at Trattoria de Toni.





Next morning starting at 7:30am with overcast sky and some drizzle we motored along Litoranea Veneta inside Laguna di Marano through Canale di San Pietro d'Orio, Canale Taglio Nuovo (with minimum depth of 1.3m 2 hours ahead of high tide), Canale Anfora Vecchia, Canale Muro, Canale San Pietro (with minimum depth of 1.4m 1 hour ahead of high tide), Canale Zellina, Alaciante San Andrea, Canale di Marano, Canale de'lustri, and finally Canale Cialisia to Fiume Stella. We moored in Stella Marina at 11:30am and celebrated our rainy cruise with an excellent dinner at Ristorante Da Boschet.

We sailed 167sm in 30h during 7 days.
You may download our track in gpx-format or view it directly on GoogleMaps.

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