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1904. Excerpt: ... Thb cruise of which the following is an account
was made in the spring and summer of 1904. To it is added an
account of a portion of a similar cruise made in 1901. In the
earlier cruise the yacht sailed from New York about March 15th, was
joined by the party at Gibraltar a month later, and sailed thence
directly to Palermo; then Malta was visited, Greece, the JEgean
islands, the Gulf of Corinth, and the Adriatic. On the return the
west coast of Italy was skirted as far as Leghorn, and we sailed
for home from Gibraltar July 20th, taking the long southerly route
by Madeira, and reaching home August 17th. On the second cruise the
yacht sailed from New York early in April, was joined at Gibraltar
May 5th, and then cruised along the north coast of Africa, nearly
all the coast of Sicily, and the Dalmatian coast to Venice.
Returning, we visited Naples, Elba, and Nice, and sailed from
Gibraltar for home August 4th, by way of the Azores, arriving
September 3d. If the west coast of Italy and Nice had been omitted,
it would probably not have been difficult to include Greece and the
Egean in the latter trip in the same time, or at least at the cost
of not more than a fortnight. As such a variation might appeal to
some, that portion of the first trip has been included in this
account of the second. The only heavy weather encountered in the
Mediterranean was a week's gale in April, a short one in the upper
Adriatic in June, and another at Leghorn in July--all in the first
trip. It was never uncomfortably warm on the boat, the warmest
weather being in the neighborhood of Nice in July, and even in the
excursions on shore the heat was less felt than in summer
journeyings near New York. In both of the outward voyages there was
a good deal of heavy weather; one consumed twe...
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