September 16 , 2001
Gaeta, Italy

September 3 , 2001
Stromboli: The Lighthouse Of The Mediterranean

August 26 , 2001
Cefalu: Another Medieval Jewel

August 23 , 2001
Sicily: Land of Lovely Desserts

August 15 , 2001
En Route to North Africa

August 10 , 2001

August 8, 2001
Supermarkets and Amphora

August 6 , 2001
Sailing South in Sardinia

August 2 , 2001
La Vie en Corsica

July 30, 2001
Jonathan Joins Us

July 27, 2001
One Sea, Seven Colors

July 24, 2001
Say What?

July 23, 2001
"Va Bene"

July 21, 2001
Venturing Into Italy

July 20, 2001
And The Mistral Blew

July 18, 2001
The Spell Of Menorca

July 12, 2001
Culture And Concerts

July 7, 2001
Cha Chas

July 6, 2001
Red Dust

July 4, 2001
Rare Birds

July 3, 2001
Clear Empty Water

June 27 , 2001
Quick Friends

June 22 , 2001

June 13, 2001
Eastern Hemisphere

June 6, 2001
A Weekend in Cartegena

May 30 , 2001
A Time Or A Place

May 29 , 2001
Several Lovely Sails

May 21 , 2001
Free At Last

May 25, 2001
On The Hard

May 18, 2001
A Boat Again

May 14, 2001
Time Warp to Morocco

May 03, 2001
Still On Stilts in Malaga

One Sea, Seven Colors -

 July 27, 2001 

Fornelli anchorage, Sardinia

This morning we motored our way north following the awesome cliffs of the northwest coast of Sardinia. With the sun rising beyond the striated cliffs, they loomed above us in silhouette. We passed through the narrow Fornelli Passage in a flat calm, instead of the strong westerlies that blow so often up here.

With calm waters, we were able to fully appreciate the multi-hued sea: aquamarine where the bottom is sand, sapphire blue where it is grass, tannish where there are rocks. As one Sardinian proudly told us, the sea here has seven colors.

We are anchored between the rocky ledges of the north coast of Sardinia to the south and the barren hills of the national park of Isola Asinara (a penal colony until very recently) to the north. Through the binoculars we can watch the rare endemic species of albino donkeys grazing. For now we are relaxing, but in two days we must move further along the north coast to get to a place where our younger son, Jonathan, can reach us by bus. He will arrive by ferry in Sardinia's main port city of Olbia, on the east coast. And we cannot wait to see him after almost six months.