Mike and Paula Tye

Deb and I had a great time about a week ago hosting Mike and Paula Tye onboard Morpheus!

This was their second visit over the past few years, the first was in the British Virgin Islands and for this trip we decided to tour the Aeolean Islands located off the NE corner of Sicily.

We met in Palermo, Sicily and started the trip off with some food and drink at the Grand Hotel Villa Igiea.

Immediately afterwards, in order to waste no time, we boarded Morpheus and left the marina on an overnight passage of 75 miles to the first of the Islands, Salina.

The week that followed included pasta lunches on Salina, afternoons swimming over the pure white ocean bottom off the old Pumice mines on Lipari, evenings spent wandering and enjoying the Gucci island of Panarea, grotto tours on the island of Vulcano, and hopeful glances towards Stromboli which is a constantly active volcanic island.

And of course the obigatory outdoor drive in movie style watching of Captain Ron!

Captain Ron!
Captain Ron!

Below are some photos from their visit!

Panarea

We have been spending a few days on and around the island of Panarea. It is another of those islands popular with the rich and famous. Even so the locals are very friendly and we are enjoying to sights and especially the food!!