Back in the MddR!!

Porto Turistico Marina di Ragusa, Sicilia, Italia.


So here we are, to para-phrase The Beatles, Back in the MddR!!!


We are loving the community feel and the gorgeous November weather. 

On Saturday, Sheena, a great friend from uni, who lives in Rome, came for a quick weekend visit. 

We had a wonderful time catching up with her and phoning Anne, Trish and Clare, our other Brudenell Avenue housemates from 2″1981-84!


Sheen had to leave on Monday and so we cracked on with some cleaning detail!




Laundry; in the new mini washing machine!

Polishing; all shackles, blocks and pulleys.

Oiling; anything that can move.

Taking down; all sails.

Removing lines and ropes; Running mousing lines instead of halyards and sheets.

Scrubbing; the bimini and sail bag.

De-barnacling:  the dinghy.

Fixing; De-rusting and cleaning the bikes.

De-rusting the bikes.

Bilges; cleaning and disinfecting.

Kim has been a model member of crew.   She has cracked on with allocated jobs with gusto and been a great giggle to boot.  In amongst, we have been to the beach, the market and to have a fabulous burger lunch at Burger Art!

On Wednesday 7th November Kostas and his friends came to pay a visit.  





Marina di Ragusa market on Tuesday mornings. Ian cooked mussels for tea! Yum!
The scrumptious Burger Art for Lunch prior to Kim’s departure.







So far we have had happy hours, coffee mornings, rugby internationals, drinks next door, dinner with Di and John, trash Monday beach cleaning, a presentation about sailing in French Polynesia and much more.  It’s a very active community here.

Now we have  less than a week left to prep the boat for winter, socialise with all our MdR friends and get our heads ready for our winter season in the Sutski chalet.

We return to The Shire on the 19th November!

7 thoughts on “Back in the MddR!!”

  1. I have loved reading these dear Sarah! I hope your Winters Tale will be as fun for you as for us!
    Safe return to The Shire, hopefully see you for a nanosecond ?
    Much Love,
    Debs xxxx

  2. Have loved reading all your posts, you’ve had an eventful summer! Hope to see you when you return, but realise you’ll be busy!
    If we don’t see you, have a great winter & don’t work too hard xx

  3. Hi Ian and Sarah,
    Been following your blog now for well over a year, great work! Also I have gone and taken the plunge recently and bought exactly the same boat Bavaria 430 (My Way) which I found in Holland in April of this year. Just going through a mini refit ready for next year starting with steering and engine overhaul followed by epoxy treatment. If you ever need to swap info let me know as I am in contact with Clipper Marine UK getting info on my systems and would be happy to help the best I can.
    Best regards

    1. Hi, congratulations on your new purchase, you have bought a solid boat. Likewise, if we can help wirh info please let us know. What are your sailing plans?

      1. Hi Sarah,
        Thanks, my Sailing plans at the minute are mostly coastal out of Fambridge over the next 2 years until I can take an extended break from work, then I’m hoping to head down to the Med and after that the Caribbean and onwards.. Fingers crossed!

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