sailing again

Rob and Jacky Black
Sun 7 Jun 2015 19:40

39 26.4 N 09 38.4 E

Porto Corallo Friday 5th June

We finally had all the parts for the gear box repair on Wednesday 3rd of June,(some flown in from Belgium after the wrong bits came from Yanmar Italy) and the repair job was completed by the engineer. The following day we carried out some serious testing of the engine in both forward and reverse gear and decided it would be safe to leave on Friday.

With a three week delay to our schedule we changed our cruising plans and headed up the east coast of Sardinia to this small marina some 45 miles to the north. The coastal scenes were lovely and we were tempted to stop for a swim en route as it was so warm and the sea so inviting.

The whole journey took us 9 hours including the drift for a swim and we were all tied up in a rather desolate little place - the office in a porta-cabin  and no facilities. However it was sheltered and the pontoons were sturdy and the mooring lines clean and strong. There were no other UK flagged boats and from what we could see just a very few visitors. We left the next morning just before 0600.