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Amalfi, Italy

Photo: Amalfi lemons are famous, especially for making limoncello. Credit: Lisa Borre.
Amalfi lemons are famous, especially for making limoncello. Credit: Lisa Borre.

Logbook Entry

Dates: 05/08/09 – 05/10/09
Distance: 38 NM 
Lat: 40°37.7’N
Long: 14°36’E

Another day of motoring in no wind, this time across the Bay of Naples, around Cape Campenella, past the Galli Islands (Siren Islands) and along the beautiful Amalfi coast to the port of Amalfi. A thick haze prevented clear views of Naples and Mount Vesuvius, but the calm weather allowed us to pass closely to both Capri and the small islands which are thought to be the ones where Odysseus and his crew encountered “the song of the sirens” during their voyage. Lisa did not have to tie David to the mast, however, she did keep a close eye on him as he sat on the bow to admire the view of the islands and to listen carefully for the siren’s song as we passed.

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