Friday, August 15, 2014

Cruising Costa Smeralda and Bonifacio

After having the UV-protection on our Genua repaired and replenished our provisions we sailed north with my daughter Sophie and her friend Christian Stocker

For the first evening we anchored in the far south of Golfo Pevero.

Fair winds took us north round Isola Caprera to another favourite spot at Porto Garibaldi. The next leisurely day sailing and swimming brought us to the famous Dead Mans Passage between Isola Buddeli and Isola Santa Maria.

Next day we tacked with fine weather and winds through the Strait of Bonifacio passing Isola Lavezzi. As there was no free mooring place in Bonifacio, we had to squeeze into a tiny spot in Cala Catena which was not easy with gusty winds.

As the wind became strong again we left Bonifacio next moring and sailed through Maddalena archipelago to Cala Granu.

With strong northerly winds we sailed in record speed back to Olbia, where we moored with 8 bft winds in Marina Olbia again. In the evening the staff barbecued a whole bull celebrating Ferragosto intensively.

We sailed 135sm in 35 hours. You may download our track to view with Google Earth here or view it directly on Google Maps.

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