Our good friends here have all made successful departures from Gaeta this week, finding either a good direction or favorable winds for their plans. First to leave this week was our close friend from the winter, Jayne, as she took a cruise group to the Swan rendezvous at Elba. Then Peter and Dorothy on Purr looked at weather Monday morning and moved their departure for Rome forward a day. On Thursday, Scott and Mary on Egret changed plans, within a 4 hour span, from cruising Italy and spending the winter in Gaeta, to motoring directly to Gibralter and then on to Nova Scotia by August. That is probably the best example of cruiser flexibility we know. The last photo is from this morning, and it is an arrival. The USS Mount Whitney, based here in Gaeta, came home in the mist of early morning.