Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Crew dinner in Vis

Day 3 - Vis

Church and monastery of Jerome on Vis opposite old town was built at beginning of 16th Century with stone from adjacent ruins of ancient Roman theatre.
Sail from Palmizana in Pakleni Islands about 13.5M with late start after cooked breakfast on shore and swim in turquoise waters of Vinogradisce Bay on other side of island from ACI Marina.
Weather warm and sunny with calm seas and winds today NW 10-15kn.

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My boats the dark blue hull - MATEA - next to orange sail cover!


Vis town - Day 3

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Day 2 - Stari Grad to Vis

8.00am with cup of tea on deck, looking across at rest of flotilla docked against town wall. Magical morning as sun rises over the hills and church bell sounds the hour. Fishermen leaving Harbour in little white boats.
Mechanic due at 9am to repair broken cable in throttle - fingers crossed!!
Route to Island of Vis is SW and light winds forecast as yesterday. Sunny and warm. Late departure likely!

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Good Morning Stari Grad

Challenging Day

Connventibus virtute et genio - means built by uprightness and skill working together!

Quote from famous Croatian poet in 1400's from palace garden in Stari Grad on island of Hvar - the first day of cruise when we lost reverse propulsion on our vessel and unable to stern tie, so had to pick up heavy mooring buoy! Mechanic arrives with new throttle cable tomorrow morning.
Drinking the night away under Stari Grad stars in an ancient courtyard!

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En route to Stari Grad

Sail past with La Stella

Depart Split

Boat checked and burgers raised. Skipper meeting done at 09.00am. Winds light NE so under power south towards Stari Grad between Brac and Solta islands about 24miles. Swim on arrival!

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Friday, 26 September 2014


Arrived 11.30am Friday 26/9. Weather warm & sunny with brisk breeze and whitecaps out in the bay. City still bristling with tourists! All crew safely arrived from Canada and dinner in Diocletian Palace tonight - views from my room looking over East Gate!
Board boats at AC I Marina tomorrow pm.