21 Jul - 27 Jul 2003 Maria di Leuca

Mediterranean Sea
Ionian Sea
Italian Republic
Gulf of Taranto 
Santa Maria di Leuca
Town Harbour
SY "Kamu II" at anchor, off the beach.

Click below for a bird's-eye view of our protected anchorage:
N 39° 47.69' E 018° 21.45'

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2003 Map

Logging the sailed distance of about 70 nm in 18 hours between Taranto and Santa Maria de Leuca.

Waiting at anchor for (rare) favourable southerly winds for our crossing to Dubrovnik and enjoying the amenities of this local tourist resort, famous for its lighthouse, which, with its height of 48 m and its position at 102 m above sea level, is one of the most important ones in Italy.

Ascending the 285 steps of Benito Mussolini's ceremonial gateway into Italy, a monumental double flight of stone steps which lead us to the top of the promontory, from where we could see for 40 miles to sea.