You may have heard about some bad storms in Italy over the last couple of days. One marina at Rapallo (near Genoa) has been destroyed and sadly lives have been lost. We had some heavy weather in Sicily on Sunday and Monday but ITIKI and crew are safely tucked up in Marina di Ragusa, southern Sicily. Its raining still, but we are safe and there is a big community of cruisers living on the marina for winter and lots of social activity going on so we are enjoying it here. Our solar panels have arrived here but no other visible progress on the frame so far. Allegedly it has been made and awaiting delivery to the marina from the workshop 20kms away - they don't seem to have a truck to deliver it - and presumably the idea of fitting solar panels in the rain is not so attractive... public holiday here tomorrow (All Saints Day) so further progress is unlikely. Hopefully the rain abates so we can see a bit of the island by car.
Lynda is slowly getting used to the transition from working to not working and racing to cruising.