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Favourite Haunts Revisited

We have been here in Casamicciola for three days now and have managed to visit most of our favourite places, frequented the usual shops, bars and restaurants and found a few new ones. We made sure to visit the garden, … Continue reading

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Brava Capitano, Brava!

In order to avoid arriving in Cassamicciolla during the luncheon void, we had quite a leisurely start to the day and then puttered across the windless bay under engine. At first the log was not working, which annoyed John as … Continue reading

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September Song

We arrived back in Italy on Saturday in time for a late lunch. It is hot and sunny here, just as home was beginning to feel quite autumnal. Still it has been a splendid summer to have spent at home … Continue reading

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An Abrupt End of Play

This part of the year’s voyaging has been brought to an unexpectedly sudden close, when John’s tooth had an unsuccessful altercation with a roast peanut, one of the beer snacks given away by the bars here. Obviously there is no … Continue reading

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La Festa di Santa Restituta

Once upon a time a poor woman was martyred for her Christian beliefs. To make sure she was well and truly destroyed those responsible put her body in a boat, towed her out to sea and set the whole thing … Continue reading

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Return to Casamicciola

Next day the weather was fine and the wind had dropped so we set off back to Casamicciola, to the festival we had all but missed last year. This was to be the first days actual racing in the Rolex … Continue reading

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Simple Gifts

Fine, but windy weather after the deluge and we are back to the exercise program. John swabbed the decks, I ferried washing back and forth and then we both went to the shop. They must have lit the fire in … Continue reading

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Rain

The girls all left for the airport early this morning. As I came out of my cabin Lara had cleared her bedding and was stuffing the sheets in a pillowcase in the Sunsail tradition. I could have turned round and … Continue reading

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Goodbye to the Mustard Bus

The girls have one more day with us, but Johnsey and Scamp had to set off on the homeward journey this morning. Emma cooked him a good breakfast and packed him up with gluten free pasta for lunch. We all … Continue reading

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Back to Stabia

Next morning Emma and Johnsey were up early to catch the train to Pompeii. Originally the rest of us planned to have a morning in Sorrento, before sailing back to Stabia at around twelve, but the weather forecast for high … Continue reading

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