Dates: 07/04/09 – 07/05/09
Distance: 12 NM
At the last minute, we changed plans and decided to escape the heat of the “city” by heading out to the Egadi Islands for a night at anchor. We thought it would be a nice way to spend the American 4th of July holiday. What we failed to take into account was that it was also the first Saturday in July — a “beginning of summer” holiday for Europeans and no chance for a peaceful night at anchor in the Med. When we arrived in the small harbor, some aggressive anchoring and mooring behavior by the skippers of other yachts was our first clue. The harbor filled up soon after that, including one other American-flagged sailboat that wished us a happy 4th as they passed by in the anchorage. If we had moved to a mooring in Trapani as we had planned, we would have been treated to a big fireworks show there — oh well, we had a nice night anyways.