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Travel Blogs from Santa Maria di Leuca
– Another day at sea. As left Naples, we embarked on our longest sector between ports – Naples to Dubrovnik. It will take about the same time as when we sailed from Genoa to Naples, but the distance is greater and as you would guess with a little application of mathematics, we need to travel faster on this section of our voyage. And we are! In fact about twice as fast as when we sailed down the coast to ...
... majority of the towns, there was barely a hotel open. Many of the hotels obviously hadn't been open for a while, inspite of their advertising along the road. Where there was the odd hotel open, the town struggled to have an eatery that might be open in the evening.
While not getting desperate, were quite relieved when we discovered Hotel dei Bizantini, just outside Campo dei Messapi.
... coast guard buildings to the forefront at the seaward side of the cliffs. From the top of the waterfall, ???? steps up, there was a great view of the harbour. Some work was being done on the sea wall, with artifical rocks in the shape of "jacks" scattered in front of the wall to break the motion of the waves.
Still windy, but given the location, not totally unexpected.
... with George C on Lago Como (or so Signora hopes!!)
After that who knows but our final destination before the chunnel will be Brugge rather than Calais.
La Dolce Vita
The weather has settled down. Fresh in the morning, warming with bright sun during the day, cooler but getting lighter at night.
We all feel good. With the croissants of the Aloha Bar in Avola behind me, I'm back to my athletic, fighting fit self. The same could ...
... Southern Italy then South East Sicily would take some beating. Sicily has a wealth of things going for it and the Sicilians are gradually realising this - unfortunately - Calabria seems to be on a continuing downward spiral.
After all the hype about Mafia and organised crime in Sicily, you may be surprised to hear that we did not see any evidence. In fact the only crime we know of involved Signor.