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Marina di Ragusa, Sicily to Seranda, Albania

Excitement had built over the day as our 20:00 departure time from the marina for our three day sail to Seranda approached. A final check of the weather, course plotted, and at last, after a long seven months, Gratis was out upon the waters. Fishing boats and ships galore made for an interesting first night’s motor to the […]

Gratis Painted

Sanded. Biaggio taping, then painting. Doesn’t our girl look beautiful topside! The guys in Marina di Ragusa boatyard have done a magnificent job.

Wind a Blowing Once More

The boat yard guys came around last night and ensured the chocks holding the boat upright were all still safely secured. Why, you ask? This really is a windy month in Marina di Ragusa. Another good blow – between 34 and 45 knots – is passing through. A stay inside and work day. In the […]

Work Commences

Today saw us commencing the emptying of the forward cabin in preparation for the renovation. Pics will come. In the meantime, here are a few taken over the past few days. Main Image: Sunrise yesterday morning

Change of Plans

It looks as though we are remaining here Marina di Ragusa, Sicily for the winter. With another bombing killing in excess of 70 people, events are hotting up a little too much in Turkey. We are also hearing stories of how the people smugglers are putting refugees into the water for boaties to pick up, then […]

More Wind and Great News

Gale force winds (34 – 40 knots) here today. Is the wind a howling through the shrouds. For wind speeds and their definitions have a squiz at this page. Have had to place additional mooring lines on. The prop will be in the courier tomorrow and should arrive here in Marina di Ragusa by Wednesday of […]

In Port for A While Longer