Porto Palo, Italy

Photo: Siracusa, Italy harbor. Credit: Lisa Borre.
Siracusa can be reached in two day sails from Malta by stopping-over in Porto Palo. Credit: Lisa Borre.

Logbook Entry

Dates: 08/15/09 – 08/16/09
Distance: 57.7 NM
Lat: 36°40.2’N
Long: 15°07’E

We anchored overnight with a handful of other sailboats, including one with an American flag, and the local fishing fleet.  With no wind to hold us into the gentle swell, we rocked uncomfortably for part of the night but managed to get enough rest to continue to Siracusa the next morning.  Given all of the fish traps and shipping traffic in this area, we were glad to break-up the trip from Malta into two day-sails rather than making another overnight passage.