Leaving Italy

by Adrian on June 5, 2008

Currently sailing away from Italy across the Adriatic sea to Croatia. We feel a bit sad to be leaving the country we've sailied around for the past year – actually since Sardinia last easter.

It also feels a bit strange sailing across a sea to an unfamiliar country – but we're both looking forward to the (hopefully) abundant cruising grounds and hundreds of pituresque islands along the Dalmatian coast.

Our last day in Brindisi was reasonably quiet – I went for a run in the morning along the north breakwater – Jax's ankle and knee still not being up to running. The breakwater is so long that it took me about 15 minutes to reach the end (at my pace that puts it just over two and a half miles long) by far the longest harbour wall I've seen.

After breakfast (toast and cereal) we saddled up and went for a ride into town. A quick look around the shops and some fresh orange juice and coffee for jax was the order of the day. We then ambled back via a supermarket where Jax stacked up the rucksack I was carrying with cans of Aranciata Amara orange drink she's been searching for everywhere.

Strangely enough we ran into Kathie and Roger (from Amazon) who were doing some similar sightseeing. A quick trip up the large sailors memorial (which looks like a war memorial) to get a panoramic view of the city, the ports, the marinas and the airport.


We left the marina at 1630 and expect to sail or motor overnight before arriving in Croatia between 10 and 12 tomorrow morning.


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