We are fine!


I just wanted to say we are fine after the autumn storm hit Italy. Luckly it wasn’t that bad at the south of Sardinia. At the beginning the wind direction was south-east pushing the swell into the harbour and it was quite rocky. So at four in the morning we were running around on the pontoon to keep the catamaran next to us from pushing against us (by stealing his fenders at putting them to the other side :D). Later the wind luckily turned to south-west as predicted, which is safe for this harbour, before the real gusts up to 50 kn were arriving. Actually this was the first time I saw a barometer dropping around 10 mbar in some hours remembering this rule of thumb from the sailing book! However it was a quite impressive roaring in the night, but we were lucky and nothing happend. And due to the bad weather we had to stay inside for an entire day, eating sweeties and watch bad movies ­čśë

At the italian main land in Rapallo the harbour is quite unprotected and open towards south-west and wind up to 80 kn (!!) was annouced causing 5-6 m waves directly into the harbour with catastrophic results:

However weather is clearing up again here and in two days the sea will be calm enough to proceed further west to Ibiza, second try!