40:40.37N 017:57.09E Brindisi, Italy, Sunday 3rd October 2010
Corfu's Venetian fortifications were interesting enough. This late in the
season the crowds of tourists are thinning out but everyone's a bit long in
the tooth and arrive in big pulses by big cruise ship.
The weather has been a bit variable over the past week or so and I had to
move location most days to find shelter from the variable wind. The rain was
very heavy at times which must explain the unusual greenness of the island
compared to the burnt landscapes of the rest of Greece and even nearby
Albania across on the mainland.
The natural route forward on this side of the Adriatic would be to go up the
coast of Albania but Albania holds little appeal for me, possibly unfairly,
so when Heike arrived late on Friday we bypassed Albania by an overnight
sail northwest to the heel of Italy and to the port of Brindisi. Grapto will
be staying here for a little while both of us return to Germany on Monday.
We spent most of the day today doing man-overboard practice outside the port
in some fine but chilly weather. I was the man.