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We’re home, but here is the last portion of the trip!

(Thane here) When we last left you, we were in Nettuno about to voyage to the islands to the south and to Amalfi coast. Our first stop was Ponza, a crowded island that was obviously a vacation stop for half of Italy. Tons of ferries coming and going right by our anchored boat. Argh. Pretty […]

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Levezza, Corsica to Anzio and Nettuno, Italy

When we left Bonifacio, we went to “The Baths” of the Mediterranean. If you’ve been to the British Virgin Islands and visited “The Baths,” you’ll recognize a similar phenomenon. (If you haven’t been to “The Baths,” give yourself a treat with Google Images.) We did a little exploring and basically read and swam and ate! […]

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Adjaccio to Bonifacio

(this is the third of three posts made today. You may want to scroll down to “Crossing to Calvi” and work your way back to here….) On July 1 we left Adjaccio to cross the bay to anse St. Barbara.. a short hop but nice to get out on our own again. A boat likes […]

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From Calvi to Adjaccio and the Tour de France

We thought we were leaving Calvi on a nice benign day, June 25th–the bay was like glass and looked like a good time to go. And you know this foreshadowing does not mean good tidings for these two travelers. As soon as we turned the corner, we had white caps and Brenda wondering what was […]

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Crossing to Corsica

Thane here.  Once again, we are a bit tardy getting up to date, but we will blame bad internet this time.. even cyber cafes often don’t have the bandwidth to download photos.. but here goes… We crossed from Mallorca to Corsica on June 17 with a benign forecast that turned out to be a bit […]

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Cutting loose!

Finally!  After literally years of planning, months of preparation, (and a dose of anxiety) it was time to release the dock lines and let Asylum FREE to do what she does best. After all, a boat is not made to stay in the harbor.  But before we left,we hit a bit a snag; two actually. […]

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More sights of Palma

Before we reclaimed Asylum, we had a couple of days to discover the city.  The Cathedral is the iconic symbol for the city and we took the typical touristy picture! We also took a side trip to the factory outlet where they make the original Majorica 1890 pearls and jewelry. We called for a free […]

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Time to claim Asylum: Palma, Mallorca

(Disclaimer: OK, as I – Thane- write this, it is June 22. We flew to Mallorca on June 5; so we admit we’ve been having so much fun that we have not kept up with sail asylum.com. However, the wind is blowing like stink today as we are safely tucked in a marina in Calvi […]

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Avignon and then Aix en Provence!

Kate recommended that we stop in Avignon to see the city square and the Palace of the Popes. So, we did. The square is supposedly the largest public square in France. We shopped at a 2 Euro store to buy playing cards (we needed to get our Yanif card games going for the season!). The […]

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Lyon, France and the Puppets

Our time Lyon was spent looking for and at puppets.  Lyon has an international puppet museum and is the city, which the puppet Guingol originated.  Guingol is to the French as Punch is to the English.  We were unable to see a puppet show, but the old town area is certainly host to things Guingol. […]

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