Tuscany and Italian Cooking

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Montenegro 6/12-30, 2017

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Sveti Marko Island, Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

May 25, 2017








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Brindisi, Italy and Corfu Regatta

We waited in Brindisi on the east coast of Italy to have our refrigeration repaired and enjoyed the their annual regatta.

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Ragusa, Sicily

We had Cloud 9 berthed for the winter along the southern coast in Sicily in Marina di Ragusa. About 30 minutes, the ancient town of Ragusa is high in the hills and has been traced back to the 2nd millennium BC. The town has been in the hands of many occupiers including the Carthaginian, Romans, Byzantines, the Arabs (for almost  250 years) and the Normans. A beautiful, historical town.


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Sailing from Portofino to Positano, Italy.

Portofino, Liguria

Portofino, Liguria – Click here for full post.

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The Great European Tour – From Bucharest to Amsterdam.

This year’s big trip started a little closer to our summer base in Europe. We were invited to join our friends Scott and Laura for this trip which started with a five day car tour around the country of Romania. Romania was a country that I did not know much about and it turned out to be a wonderful and surprising experience. After the car trip, we got onboard the Uniworld River Duchess, a 365 foot river boat with 130 guests getting ready to sail for Amsterdam (the picture below is the sister ship River Princess in Budapest). Although cabins on a river cruise are smaller than most ocean cruise ships, the River Duchess was very comfortable with great food and an excellent crew.


Here are the pictures of the countries we covered:









Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna


Passau, Germany.


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The Red Castle: Alhambra in Granada.

A walk around the beautiful Alhambra just above Granada. The historical documents indicate that the original fortress was built in the 9th century though the current construction is primarily from the 13th century. The Moorish architecture and garden designs are quit beautiful and very calming despite the hordes of vacationers.


Click this picture for the full gallery for this port.

Court of the Myrtles

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St. Kitts Diving, 3/17/16

Shark video

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Catania, Sicily

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