Monthly Archives: May 2017

Procida

It is only a few miles between the islands of Ischia and Procida, but we reasoned that if we went the long way, nearly circumnavigating Ischia, then at some point the wind might be in a decent direction to sail. … Continue reading

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John checked the news on his phone before we set out and it was awful. A concert in Manchester had been targeted by a bomber. Lara said the audience would be mainly young girls. That grown men should plan such … Continue reading

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A Spa Day

Ischia is famous for its’ thermal spas. For around thirty Euros one can spend a day lounging around, dipping in and out of pools at different temperatures with a variety of mineral contents in a tropical garden setting. Lara was … Continue reading

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La Mortella

When we set out from Lymington four years ago I had brought along a book by Monty Don, Great Gardens of Italy, a Christmas present I had been meaning to read. At the time we were not planning to go … Continue reading

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Porto d’Ischia

Across the road from the pontoon is a taxi rank. There are lots of taxis here and it is hard to move without one offering his services. The one in pole position when we set out this morning was a … Continue reading

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Night Vision

As the sun was setting gloriously behind the hills we set out into town. John had found a restaurant with good reviews online and it was just a case of us locating it on the sea front. I had a … Continue reading

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To Ischia

John has planned a tour of the Bay of Naples followed by a jaunt along the Amalfi coast, before everywhere becomes too hot, crowded and hideously expensive. Marinas on Capri are already pretty expensive, so we have opted to stay … Continue reading

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