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check some pics on our blog at onotoa dot blogspot dot com......
we had been on all the isles and we also had been to tropea.
tropea: is a very nice city, there is a small supermaket in the marina and within walking distance you will find some more shops
stromboli: use the anchorage (only at good weather) on the NE side at 38.48.07N - 015.14.37E, sand/4-5m
its a MUST to climb the mountain in the night, use one of the local tour guides, they charge about 20 euros p.p. - take some warm cloth (windbreaker) with you. summit is at 920m and eruptions are every 10-15 minutes, i never saw that before. you start at about 1800 and return at midnite.
panarea: the are some rocks about 1 mile E where we anchored, nice small island
lipari: we anchored in the north near porticello but hadnt been on the island
filicudi:depending on the wind you can anchor at 38.33.34N - 014.35.07E sand/5-7m or at 38.33.19N - 014.34.56E sand/5m
very nice small town
alicudi: we came from the west so in the aeolian archipelago was our first island but there is no secure anchorage even in light winds but the island is very beautiful
vulcano: there are two anchorages - one in porto di ponente and the other one in porto di levante. it depends on the wind but n general porto di ponente is much better...in porto di levante you have all the swell from the ferries and also the smell from the mudbath.....
we climbed the vulcano at sunrise, start at 0530 and enjoy the FANTASTIC view! its a bit more than one hour to the top
we had not been to salina island
in the main season you will NOT get any water on the islands, supermarkets are everywhere, good restaurants and its not that expensive.
let me know if you need any other information, or email me on my private email address, see the details on the blog!
have a great day,
helmut (we just have a snowstorm here in vienna....)