On Wednesday we left Manoel Island Marina and sailed up to Camino and Blue Lagoon.

To our surprise our friends on the HR 54 ADSUM came along and celebrated Vickies birthday. The ADSUM chorus overpowered the music from the surrounding boats when they sang “Happy Birthday”

ADSUM chorus

ADSUM chorus

Early in the morning we lifted the anchor and sailed to Marina di Ragusa on Sicily. We got a fast and comfortable sail in 16-18 knots of wind.
After some hours we met Ginny a HR 45 that was heading in the other direction.

S/Y Ginny

S/Y Ginny

What do you do on long passages you might ask?

Crossword puzzles are  popular but today the vote for the EU parliament was on top of Iris´s list. She encouraged all the crew to fill in their ballots.

Iris & Hans doing crosswords

Iris & Hans doing crosswords


Crew with EU ballots

8 thoughts on “MALTA TO SICILY

    1. Vickie

      Greetings Helen. Those are our voting envelopes that we must now post back to Sweden. My birthday was extremely nice and the weather was perfect. Your birthday card arrived in Sweden so I will get to enjoy reading that in July when we return for a few weeks to celebrate Roland’s Dad’s 90th birthday.

  1. Fulvia

    Hello Vickie and Roland,
    Nice to see you started the sailing season already!
    Next July and August I will be sailing through Sardinia and Corsica. Do you have bays or marina you can recommend? I will need to leave the boat for a week or two somewhere in Sardinia, do you have recommendations?
    Are we finally going to meet in the Medthis year?
    Kisses to both of you

    1. Roland Post author

      Sorry, sorry but we will miss you again:-(. We are heading east and will soon be in Greece. We will
      check the last years logbook and see what recommendations we can come with wirth regards to Corsica and Sardinia.

      Have a very nice summer in DondeQuiera.

      Roland & Vickie

  2. yves george

    Dear Vickie ,

    A very happy birthday ( if a bit delayed ) from Peggy and Yves .
    Our departure from Ellös was postponed due to leaky new windows ; luckily , as usual , Carl performed some miracles to fix everything ,working till late in the evening .
    We have started our trip South and are now in Varberg ; very pleasant stop-over .

    The router of Roland is working perfectly and give us an excellent mobile internet .

    Have a wonderful time in Sicily ,

    Peggy and Yves

    1. Vickie

      Thank you Peggy and Yves for the birthday wishes! Glad to hear you are underway with the 2014 sailing season! We are enjoying Sicily very much!
      Best Regards


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