2015-06-12 Santa Maria Bay, Comino Island, Malta to Siracusa, Sicily

A 5am Start for us for our 90 km trip from Malta to Sicily
A 5am Start for us for our 130 km trip from Malta to Siracusa in Sicily
A large freighter heading west crosses our bow
A large freighter heading west crosses our bow
We see another ship heading east during our passage
We see another ship heading east during our passage
A pod of lively dolphins head for our boat
A pod of lively dolphins head for our boat
The dolphins spend 10 minutes taking it in turns crossing our bow
The dolphins spend 10 minutes taking it in turns crossing our bow
Very few vessels sailed near our course to Sicily
Very few vessels sailed near our course to Sicily
My first glimpse of Sicily at Porto Palo
My first glimpse of Sicily at Porto Palo
 Colourful houses and buildings line the Mediteranean foreshore at Porto Palo
Colourful houses and buildings line the Mediterranean foreshore at Porto Palo, Sicily
A very modern design for this local church in Porto Palo
A very modern design for this local church
Abandoned assylum seeker boats on the shore nearby
Abandoned asylum seeker boats on the shore nearby
Capo Passero looking north
Capo Passero and it’s lighthouse looking north
Rounding the point we motor north towards Siracusa
Rounding the point we motor north towards Siracusa
Finally after 10 hours of motoring from Malta we arrive in the lovely port of Siracusa
Finally after 10 hours of motoring from Malta we arrive in the lovely old port of Siracusa
Castello Maniace stands imposing at the entrance to the Grand Harbour of Siracusa
Castello Maniace stands imposing at the entrance to the Grand Harbour of Siracusa
Old buildings line the shore of Ortigia Island
Old buildings line the shore of Ortigia Island

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Once in the Grand Harbour we drop our anchor and lok back at the amazing scenery
Arriving in the Grand Harbour we look back at the amazing scenery
The Siracusa Marina in the distance
The Siracusa Marina is quite close by
Once the anchor is dropped it is time to relax after our long trip
Once the anchor is dropped, it is time to relax after our long trip
The 'Destiny' is also anchored in the bay
The ‘Destiny’ is also anchored in the bay
John and Eva have also made the trip from Malta in the past couple of days
John and Eva have also made the trip from Malta in the past couple of days
Reconstruction of the town quay along the foreshore with the city's Cathedral high in the background
Reconstruction of the town quay along the foreshore with the city’s Cathedral high in the background
The dome on this superyacht in the harbour certainly is larger than most we have seen over the years!
The dome on this super yacht in the harbour certainly is larger than most we have seen over the years!
Another superyacht in the Grand Harbour overnight
Another super yacht in the Grand Harbour overnight
An Interesting Building beyond the old town quay foreshore
An Interesting Building beyond the old town quay foreshore
Sunset in Siracusa
Sunset in Siracusa

 

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