Well, that was easy! Feeling just a bit guilty for rushing off, we left a beautiful anchorage behind two mornings ago bound 150nm east for Sicily. Somewhere in Sicily. Where? We were not sure.
This one had to be our easiest passage ever. The winds had been forecast to be between 5 and 10 knots. After some nice sailing for the first few hours, I’m not sure we ever saw more than 4 knots. All this good news of course comes with a small catch. We did have to run the engine for 15 hours and fuel over is a touch on the very expensive side.
We ended up stoping in the Egadi Islands. These three islands are off the NW corner of Sicily and are part of a large nature preserve. No fishing, limits on motoring near the islands, limits on anchoring etc.
The results are a very beautiful set of islands and anchorages. Here is a picture of our current anchorage off the island of Favignani. We have it all to ourselves this morning.