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Cape Town to Genoa on MSC Sinfonia Day 19 Civitavecchia. The last day

Today is Friday April 4 and we are just manoeuvring onto our berth in Civitavecchia, it is 7.30am and the sky is deep grey and leaden. I slept well and woke at 6.30 to a heavy rain shower drumming on my window. This port seems quite extensive […]

Cape Town to Genoa on MSC Sinfonia Day 18 Ajaccio

Today is Thursday April 3 and I woke at 7am, there is a force 9 gale blowing straight into us from the north east. The sea remains fairly moderate with very small waves and there is little for the wind to catch. It is a misty morning […]

Cape Town to Genoa on MSC Sinfonia Day 17 Palma de Mallorca

Today is Wednesday April 2 and I woke at 7.20 to a grey day, the sun is just rising but it is totally masked by cloud. I’ve become spoiled by the African sun and expect it every day, silly me! I’m hopeful that it’ll appear later; at […]

Cape Town to Genoa on MSC Sinfonia Day 16

Today is Tuesday April 1 and I woke just before 7am and looking from my window to the starboard side I could see the southern of the 2 Pillars of Hercules which straddle the Strait between Tangiers and Spain, we are now in the Mediterranean Sea heading […]

Cape Town to Genoa on MSC Sinfonia Day 15 Casablanca

Today is Monday March 31, I woke at 5am and the ship was still. Looking out I could see the lights of the Moroccan coast as we sat stationary until we could pick up the Pilot and start to enter the harbour at 7am. It is now […]

Cape Town to Genoa on MSC Sinfonia Day 14

Today is Sunday March 30 and I slept like a top, the ship is still pitching a little but the movement is much less than last night. The sky is a beautiful pink and yellow tinged blue as I look east towards the sunrise. There is no […]

Cape Town to Genoa on MSC Sinfonia Day 13 Las Palmas

Today is Saturday March 29 and we are due into Las Palmas at 8am, it is now 7am and we have just sailed into the inner harbour and are approaching our berth which looks to be very close to the centre of town. The sky looks promising […]

Cape Town to Genoa on MSC Sinfonia Day 12

Today is Friday March 28 and we are at sea again, the sun has risen but it is totally obscured by thick clouds. We seem to have left the wonderful African weather behind us and today’s maximum is forecast to be 25/77 which isn’t bad but would […]

Cape Town to Genoa on MSC Sinfonia Day 11

Today is Thursday March 27 and the sun has just risen, at 7.10am. I don’t know what the temperature is currently as the TV navigation channel has another glitch. The sky looks quite similar to yesterday so I imagine that it will be pretty perfect but maybe […]

Cape Town to Genoa on MSC Sinfonia Day 10 Dakar

I woke early this morning at 5.45am, it is Wednesday March 26. There was a hazy mist surrounding the ship and the crescent moon was so very bright. I’ve got laundry to get done today as I’m running out of clean clothes. They have a 20 item […]