At around 2 we brought the forms to port captain and it was really hot. This is the view to Heron over the old port.
In the afternoon we were resting a bit on the boat, we were quite tired of sailing all night. In the evening we went shopping and then we had some snacks and a glass of wine in one of the bars.
Next morning we went shopping again, and at around noon we sailed off to Mola di Bari. We motored the whole way, but at least there were no wind or waves against us. We anchored behind the breaker in the early afternoon. In the evening we rowed the dinghy to the town and visited our favourite pizzeria in town - Angelo's. We were lucky to get the table, and had some panzarotti and pizzas again. This time I definitely had my share of pizza-things while in Italy. And after that we had some gelati and a cannolo.
In the evening wind started to blow harder again, but luckily we were tucked in as far into the port as we dared (it is quite shallow), so we were able to get some sleep.
In the morning we sailed off early. But it was really wild outside, after quite strong wind during the night, the waves built up, of course on the nose. And the wind was still strong in the morning, although it should have been long slowing down according to forecast. We were pounding into waves, with engine and the sails, and were struggling to make progress. In couple of hours we managed to reach Bari and Captain had enough - he wanted us to make a stop there and maybe continue in the afternoon, if wind and waves calm down. But right then it got a bit less wild and I pushed to continue towards Manfredonia, we still had a lot of miles to sail. After some rest Captain's mood improved and in the meantime wind turned a bit and I was able to sail without the engine. Wind got stronger again, but at least it was a bit from the side, so we were sailing with good speed, which made Captain happier. It was still a hard ride, we were pounding into the waves and the boat was heeled over quite a bit. We ate just crackers and cheese, it was too wild to cook or spend any time inside of the boat
Along the way we saw a flock of tunas hunting and birds soon joined the fun. We know they were tunas, because we saw them jumping out of the water.
In the evening we rowed alog the shore to see the cliffs...
Next morning we left at 7, we again had some 70 miles to sail, we planned to sail across the Adriatic sea all the way to Lastovo in Croatia. At the beginning we were motoring, but after a while wind picked up and we were already sailing as we passed Vieste at the end of the spur.