10 Jun STARR is in Croatia
Since our return to Santa Teresa di Gallura on the north coast of Sardinia on 10 June, Starr has traveled to Bonafacio and Cala Rondinara in Corsica, and down the east coast of Sardinia to Cagliari in the south.
From Cagliari we jumped off to Sicily, traveling through the Egadi Islands off the west coast, to Cefalu on the north coast, northeast to the Aolian Islands, south through the Straits of Messina to Siracusa on the east coast and then even further south to Malta, arriving on 4 July.
Two days later our friends Milt and Judy Baker from Ft. Lauderdale joined us (via Bermuda, the Azores and Gibraltar as they worked with the Nordhaven Atlantic Rally). Starr then headed back north to Croatia in the Adriatic. We made landfall in Cavtat just south of Dubrovnik on 11 July. There are more than 1100 islands off the coast of Croatia and we cruised in the southernmost islands just north of Dubrovnik. Milt and Judy Baker think that these islands look like Maine and Don and I think that they look like Desolation Sound. The water is 75 degrees and the swimming is great.
Our friends and fellow Seattle Yacht Club members, Wayne and Laurel Hill (MV Long Ranger) flew to Dubrovnik to cruise and take care of Starr while we returned home for most of the month of August. Don and I return to Starr on 1 September to continue our cruise though the islands to Venice, before heading back down to Malta to settle Starr into Grand Harbor Marina for the winter.