Otranto – Monopoli 80 NM
I was lucky to be a part of this fabulous adventure 1 and half-year ago. We had to transfer a 36 foot long sailing boat from Finike (Turkey) to Funtana (Croatia). We made it in 17 days and we left 1142 NM behind us. The route was Porec (Croatia) – Wien (Austria) – Antalya (Turkey) – Finike (Turkey) – Rhodos (Greece) – Kos (Greece) – Amorgos (Greece) – Mykonos (Greece) – Athene (Greece) – Chorint (Greece) – Nafpaktos (Greece) – Corfu (Greece) – Otranto (Italy) – Monopoli (Italy) – Vieste (Italy) – Vis (Croatia) – Murter (Croatia) – Unije (Croatia) and home, Funtana. It was the adventure of my life, the 17 best days ever.
Here is the day 12, the 04.10.2010. Otranto – Monopoli 80 NM
We left Otranto at 8:00 in the morning. Wind between 2o and 25 KN. It was a good sailing that day. The South Italy coast is not that interesting from the sea-side, no islands, no small towns practically and not too much traffic on the sea. The best thing that day were the waves. We arrived in Monopoli at 18:15. Monopoli is an interesting small town with a lot fishermen and fishing boats. The atmosphere in the port was like in the old italian movies.