Arbatax to Porto Frailis

Bootlegger of Mann
Frank Newton
Sat 6 Jul 2013 10:56


Saturday - 06.07.13

Arbatax Marina. After a visit to the nearby town of Tortoli to do some shopping including the purchase of three rugs for the owners’ accommodation I settled up at the marina where we said our goodbyes to the staff headed up by Maurizia who J had befriended during Bootlegger’s stay. It must be said here that the staff of the marina had been very friendly and helpful to us throughout the twelve days we had been berthed there. The stay had cost €500 which was a mix of off and full season rates.

20:15 Departed Arbatax marina and motored around headland in southerly direction and into the picturesque cala of Porto Frailis joining some 10 other craft already at anchor there. We dropped the hook just before darkness fell.

Sunday 07.07

A lazy Sunday spent swimming, snorkelling and sun bathing whilst at anchor in this beautiful bay. Ashore on the beach front there is the Bovi’s 5 * Hotel where we had lunched during a visit to Porto Frailis by taxi from Arbatax a week ago. Next to it is a large campsite facility. We dropped the tender into the water and fitted the outboard in order to go ashore re-stock our wine cellar from the local mini supermarket and to eat.