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29 April 2011; Sea day.

29 April 2011; Sea day.

Today we sailed westbound from Katakolon towards our next port of call, Cagliari located on SE Sardinia. To get there you have to sail by Sicily. As it is an island you can sail around it and thus you can go North or South.  Going North means going through the Straits of Messina and by…   read more of “29 April 2011; Sea…”

28 April 2011; Katakolon, Greece.

28 April 2011; Katakolon, Greece.

 I am always amazed at what other captains sometimes do with their ETA’s. When I send one, I try to stick with it and only weather and engine malfunctions will make me change it. Once you have set your ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) then everybody involved, ashore and on the ship, starts planning accordingly….   read more of “28 April 2011;…”

24 April 2011; Bodrum, Turkey.

24 April 2011; Bodrum, Turkey.

Bodrum is a Turkish sea side resort which is in the winter very quiet with only some European “snow birds” present. In the summer time it is a very busy vacation area for mostly British and German tourists.  Also the whole area is then full of Sunday sailors as the bay gets the Etesian winds…   read more of “24 April 2011;…”

23 April 2011; At Sea.

Today we could all take a deep breath and relax. Time to sit down and count the number of pyramids the number of ruins photographed, and also have the time to update the dairies of where one has been and what one has seen.   Sailing on the Prinsendam is one of the best ways to…   read more of “23 April 2011; At…”