Dates: 05/10/09 – 05/13/09
Distance: 25.3 NM
We had just enough wind today from the right direction to raise all sails and kill the engine for awhile — just perfect! We did not have as much patience as others when the wind dropped off in the late afternoon, and we motor-sailed into Agropoli, arriving just after 5:00 p.m. The “marinas” here are privately operated floating pontoons which are over-priced and offer no services other than water and electricity. At least in Amalfi, they gave a different price if you didn’t need water and electricity. The dockmaster here couldn’t have been more different than what we experienced in Amalfi, and after our surprised look about his requested fee, he said, “They would charge you double on Capri.” Agropoli is no Capri, but it was the most convenient place for us to leave the boat for an inland visit to Paestum, the ancient Greek city which is now an archeological site.
Here’s a photo gallery of Leg 1 of our cruise through Southern Italy and Sicily: