Monthly Archives: July 2016


Following our afternoon by the pool we had a night on the town. The nearest local town is Castellammari, a seaside resort, which has a cable car running up to the cliff tops and buses to Pompeii. The Marina shuttle … Continue reading

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By the Pool

After much cleaning of boat and laundering of clothing we headed to the pool to cool off. Repetitive electric fiddle music blared out as we approached and John groaned at the possibility of a water aerobics class, but no a … Continue reading

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Journeys End 2016

There is something about the last sail of the season that makes me jittery. We were both awake early and decided to set off. The ferries had already started, so John was able to track their course across the bay … Continue reading

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The crossing to the small island of Procida, at the edge of the Bay of Naples is just a matter of about thirty miles, but with stronger winds forecast for the late afternoon we rose early and set off at … Continue reading

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Not a Time to be German

Gaeta is strung out across the isthmus, much of the old town was bombed in the war, but relics of the mediaeval past remain. There are a couple of churches, fortress structures and lots of thick old wall to go … Continue reading

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Gaeta is a delightful place, built across an isthmus and ranging up the slopes of the headland and peninsula on either side. The scenery is mountainous with cliffs and huge caves; as had been the journey here, with the Apennine … Continue reading

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Our journey is now taking us into the part of Italy where Grandad John was landed in 1944, to become embroiled in the fighting at Monte Casino. The marina at Nettuno is just along from Anzio, where the Allies landed … Continue reading

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