Storm approaching and Porto Cervo
South Pacific Familyadventure 2008
Wed 23 Nov 2022 15:33
The most protected port in close vicinity seemed to be Porto Cervo which probably is a "must visit" in this region of Costa Smeralda anyway.
Overcrowded with megayachts and Rivas in high season Porto Cervo was now almost empty upon our arrival. With a Mediterranean mooring as usual we reinforced all our mooringlines preparing for storm.
With a nights margine before bad weather approaching we managed to walk all over Porto Cervo.
Created for the jetset by the current Aga Kahn in the sixties this place is a mixture of Arabic,Greek,Italian and Spanish arcitechture. With a beautiful coastline and archipelago the village itself is all but remote Sardinia.
To us it felt just artificial,a sort of Disneyland for Gucci grownups.
In the marinaoffice they were very friendly and helpful and marinaprices at this time of the year are modest. When the storm came we spent most time indoors onboard Dora Mac but the marineros were constantly working hard mainly saving canvas on different boats blowing to pieces and reinforcing mooringlines from drifting boats.
Dora Mac managed well allthough the canvasroof on the flybridge was ripped apart in one of it`s suturelines.
This is not a place we would ever visit in high season.