I left Porto Cervo on October 23rd with three other crew members and sailed straight to Messina in Sicily, where we encountered a heavy storm in the harbour. Anxious to leave a very uncomfortable mooring, we left in a heaving sea and sailed directly to Crete, arriving after three days.
One of the crew was to stay on and sail on to Turkey with me, but had to leave. I was joined by my wife at Hania and we courageously sailed on by ourselves, the first time on this new boat, which was considerably bigger than our last one. In November the weather is very changeable and we had several exciting moments, but managed very well and thoroughly enjoyed our trip. We had a chance to explore Crete, which is enchanting, discovered the isle of Karpathos and revisited Rhodes.
Our last leg, 21 miles Rhodes to Marmaris, which was supposed to be the easiest, proved to be very trying as we were caught up in a violent storm, which prevented us entering Marmaris and we had to sit it out in the open sea until after darkness fell.
The Mediterranean Sea