Passage from Gallipoli to Santa Maria di Leuca, Italy
Passage from Gallipoli to Santa Maria di Leuca on southern tip of the heel (DTG: 25nm )
Weather: Fine and sunny with good visability. Wind NW 5 Batteries: 100%, Water tank: Full ( 1,000 Litres ) Fuel:: 400 Litres – Range 100nm @1800rpm
Crew: Frank and Jackie
40:03.56N 17:59.427E Darsena Fontanelle
Marina, Gallipoli, Italy
We soon set a SE course running with genny and mizzen parallel to the coast.with following 1 – 2 m waves causing us to roll.
15.30 39:47.631N 18:21.331E Arrived Santa Maria
Leuca. Anchored in the outer harbour approach to this pretty
little harbour and resort town that has a distinctively north
African appearance with its many palm trees and Moorish
looking buildings. We anchor amongst several other vessels of
similar size and a fine looking 75’ British registered charter
yacht called ‘Star Sapphire’ owned by iCharter. She can be
viewed on their website.
We will spend the night here before rising early and setting off across the choppy Channel of Otranto to the Greek island of Othonoi, a distance of some 50nm with an ETA of around 16:00 hrs Sunday.
J again came up trumps in the galley this evening, producing an introductory dish for what lies ahead; namely a ‘taste of Greece’ in the form of stuffed peppers They were delicious. Dessert was peach crumble and whipped cream. Wonderful !
My log / blog and the research of planned route and places to visit duly done, which is Jackie’s domain, we finally hit the sack at 23:00 hrs.