Arriving in Sardinia after a 150 nautical overnight trip from the
Italian island of Ponza. Sandra was on watch at 3 a.m. and got
a 33 knot squall with driving rain and had to shorten sail in a hurry,
otherwise a good trip.
Our first Sardinian anchorage, Cabo Cavallo, beautiful and
peaceful after hectic mainland Italy. This is part of
a national park.
Looking north from the hill above our anchorage with Isola Tavolara on the
right. This great chunk of granite
dominates the landscape around here and we never got tired of looking at
Beach restaurants on Isola Tavolara.
The bulk of Isola Tavolara looming over the anchorage near the
Car ferry leaving Olbia for Genoa. This is the main ferry port for
Sardinia, and about 12 car ferries a day
come up this narrow channel.
Car ferries and two Costa Line cruise ships in Olbia harbour.
Olbia harbour is famous for farmed mussels and they have a mussel festival
every year. I am too suspicious
about the nutrients in the water to want to eat any of them.
Leaving Olbia, following a Costa Lines cruise ship down the channel.
This ones the Costa Lotta.
Isola Tavolara from the anchorage where we sat out 3 days of strong
5 star hotel at Cala di Volpe.
Rocking up for sundowners on the hotel terrace, dressed up for the
View from the terrace.
Palatial villas near Cala di Volpe
Approaching the narrow entrance to Porto Cervo.
Our neighbour, the 17th largest privately owned cruiser. This one is
owned by a Russian, but the 20 odd
crew seemed to be Brits.
Villa on the harbour foreshore.
View of the main town with a row of smaller boats.
A racing series was in progress. Here some of the boats are leaving
the harbour for a day's racing.
Moonrise over Porto Cervo
The boats racing off the harbour as we leave. We enjoyed our visit
and being early in the season had no
problems finding a space ot anchor. Two weeks later they had put our
mooring buoys for yachts, charging
EU 170 per night!