Cala Palma Maddelena Islands
Mor Toad / Moy Toad
David and Jocelyn Fawcett
Thu 24 May 2018 18:12
Prior to leaving our anchorage in Golfo Pevero yesterday morning with the Russian superyacht in it we were suddenly visited by a large official looking rib with 3 uniformed guys on board who looked like they meant business and were coming alongside. Guardia Finanzia. The guy on the bow was getting a rope and fender out as if going to tie up. then all of a sudden they waved goodbye and were off. Very bizarre one of them was on the phone ? checking us out. We are flying a defaced blue ensign did they think this was an Australian/New Zealand flag - non EU. We have the permit for being in the Maddelenas but we were still on mainland Sardinia. so who knows?? They disappeared as fast as they came and didn’t stop at any other yacht or the Russians
Anchor up and we motored to our present position . It was windy but on the nose but plenty of other yachts out sailing.
We are anchored in this large bay quite sheltered from the westerley wind that was blowing yesterday. Few other yachts here but also several sailing schools around on shore. so for 2 days we’ve been watching children and adults sailing around in dinghies and slightly larger boats. Been fun watching st times little scary as they charged past the bow or stern.
Yesterday afternoon we took the dinghy ashore and went for a walk westwards to the other side of the island and today eastwards to find the geological and maritime museum. We did but not open and nor was the coffee shop that was shown on the map which didn’t really relate to the paths!! We had a walk up a small hill with good views from the top and we could see the causeway from Maddelena to this island Caprera.
We returned to the boat for lunch and have spent the afternoon doing small jobs and getting washing put away and beds made up for next crew who arrive Sunday night. Hopefully twith a motor for the rear heads which are playing up and batteries for the headphones we use for communicating bow to stern!!
Water now at 17.5 but will have to admit can’t tell the difference yet it still feels cold but a pleasant swim this morning.
Really pleasant evening most probably the first we’ve had where still warm enough to sit outside at 8.00pm. Very noisy seagulls though who obviously think we should be feeding them !! Spoiling the peace!!