Catania to Taormina 23 August 2013

Bootlegger of Mann
Frank Newton
Fri 23 Aug 2013 07:44

Friday 23rd

Catania to Taormina ( DTG: 23.5nm )   

Crew: Frank, Jackie and Karl

Weather fine. Wind NNE 4 Fuel: 425 litres

13:45 After saying goodbye to Ellie, who leaves us to return to the UK and a christening in Liverpool, and settling the marina charges for the four nights we slip our moorings. Today Karl is skippering.

We motor sail the whole way.

17:15  37:50.42N 15:16\ 82E Taormina    We have dropped anchor into sand north side of Taormina Bay rather than take a 70€ a night mooring buoy offered by a very prosperous George Rizzo of Yachthotel!!! Passage time: 3 hrs.

J  books a snorkelling trip for the three of us for tomorrow morning with a local dive company.

We eat aboard and have an early night.  A beautiful night a full moon lighting up this beautiful bay.