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Old 22-09-2016, 05:47   #1
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Tyrrhenian Sea

I'm sitting under the ramparts of the Castel dell' Ovo drinking coffee (in Naples on business) thinking how pleasant it would be to spend a summer bumming aimlessly around the Med. It's been a long time since I've sailed here.

Such a love, charming region, although Naples is looking a bit down at the heels.


Med mooring now theoretically possible on my boat since I now have a folding dinghy.

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I'm sitting under the ramparts of the Castel dell' Ovo drinking coffee (in Naples on business) thinking how pleasant it would be to spend a summer bumming aimlessly around the Med. It's been a long time since I've sailed here.

Such a love, charming region, although Naples is looking a bit down at the heels.


Med mooring now theoretically possible on my boat since I now have a folding dinghy.

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Should that not be 'Med Anchoring'..
Med mooring usually involves a jetty.. and Pasarelle..
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Should that not be 'Med Anchoring'..
Med mooring usually involves a jetty.. and Pasarelle..
The folding dinghy so as not to be forced to always have it in the davits, blocking said pasarelle . . . .
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I'm sitting under the ramparts of the Castel dell' Ovo drinking coffee (in Naples on business) thinking how pleasant it would be to spend a summer bumming aimlessly around the Med. It's been a long time since I've sailed here.

Such a love, charming region, although Naples is looking a bit down at the heels.


Med mooring now theoretically possible on my boat since I now have a folding dinghy.

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Don't forget to visit Capri and Pompeii while your there and also rent a car, it's quite the "E Ticket" ride.

Have you ever cruised the Adriatic?
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Don't forget to visit Capri and Pompeii while your there and also rent a car, it's quite the "E Ticket" ride.

Have you ever cruised the Adriatic?
I wish! I'm already in Finland. Business trip with no time for tourism other than an hour wandering around the Castel dell' Ovo. But I'm thinking I might like to cruise this coast some day.


Yes, I spent two summers cruising Croatian waters in rented Salona 45 cruiser/racers. I posted on here about it. Absolutely beautiful cruising ground; I really enjoyed it. Somewhat crowded and expensive, however, and very difficult anchoring, were the downsides.
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The folding dinghy so as not to be forced to always have it in the davits, blocking said pasarelle . . . .
Slap me round the head with a soggy cod.. of course..
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I can report first hand that that is there is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing as simply bumming aimlessly around the Med, summer or winter

The Aeolian islands in the Tyrrhenian are unspolied by heavy tourism and are a little slice of paradise. We had an autumn and winter cruising this area several years ago.

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I can report first hand that that is there is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing as simply bumming aimlessly around the Med, summer or winter

The Aeolian islands in the Tyrrhenian are unspolied by heavy tourism and are a little slice of paradise. We had an autumn and winter cruising this area several years ago.

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That sounds nice. I bet the autumn is better than the spring in different ways -- not only fewer tourists but not so hot. If I do it in my present boat, really hot weather would be a problem as I have no air conditioning, and the ventilation in the salon is not outstanding.

I was surprised at the hordes of tourists in both Rome and Naples this time of year. Americans and Russians in staggering numbers, plus a few Japanese. Hardly any Germans, unlike decades past, and no Chinese, unlike in other parts of Europe these days.
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We only ran into hordes of tourists in two locations this summer, The ruins in Pompeii around noon (we were finished by then having started early) and Venice which was jammed just the other day. Otherwise, we pretty much had most places all to ourselves.
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We are anchored off Ponza at the moment....sailed across from lovely Sardinia a few days ago. Have to say these Pontine Islands are absolutely stunning, and liking the fact that there are very few people around. Has the disadvantage that not all the facilities are open. So far I would definitely recommend sailing around here!
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We only ran into hordes of tourists in two locations this summer, The ruins in Pompeii around noon (we were finished by then having started early) and Venice which was jammed just the other day. Otherwise, we pretty much had most places all to ourselves.
Venice has been jammed the past couple of days with tourists. We flew in on holiday to meet our daughter, heading back to Gibraltar tomorrow.

I read with interest about the Aeolian islands. Sounds like a great place for next year's cruising!

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Venice has been jammed the past couple of days with tourists. We flew in on holiday to meet our daughter, heading back to Gibraltar tomorrow.

I read with interest about the Aeolian islands. Sounds like a great place for next year's cruising!

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I was also in Venice the past couple of days, there's always an extra million or so people in that city as tourists. Wish I'd known you were there for a meet up. Maybe next time.
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I was also in Venice the past couple of days, there's always an extra million or so people in that city as tourists. Wish I'd known you were there for a meet up. Maybe next time.
We plan to be in Italy next spring, probably in Sicily, Sardinia, and the west coast. Maybe we can hook up then.

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