Catania 21 August 2013

Bootlegger of Mann
Frank Newton
Wed 21 Aug 2013 11:36

Wednesday 21st

Catania Marina Berth 

This morning we got hit by a storm generating 50 k/hr winds and heavy rain and hail on open sea. Happy not to be out there.

I am unwell and remain aboard. Stormy weather prevails throughout the day. Not a good day. We decide tomorrow we will travel north to Taormina by bus to visit its historic Greek theatre etc rather than sail there for two reasons: Firstly it is Ellie’s last day and she naturally wants to make the most of it. If we sail it will take away half the day in travel. Secondly with a 20 kt wind on the nose it would be a very slow and wet trip.