Monday 17th September

Mor Toad / Moy Toad
David and Jocelyn Fawcett
Tue 25 Sep 2018 10:26
Having arrived in Bonefacio around 7.30pm on Saturday after the flight from Basel apart from a very nice meal it was an early night ready for sightseeing the next day.

The boat was In the marina alongside the quay, restaurants , Gelateria or the French equivalent ‘Les Glaces’ and shops mostly tourist ones so plenty to watch as the locals and visitors passed by fortunately quietened down overnight. Sunday morning David and I walked up the hill to the Citadel and it’s own town within the walls. We had a general walk around out to a viewing spot found a nice restaurant for lunch and then walked back down a different way giving a good view of the harbour. The afternoon was spent doing some washing, getting a few provisions before going out to a very good fish restaurant that we’d spotted earlier and made a reservation.

Monday morning saw us head out of the marina around 10 and head down the channel which is steep sided and on one side the citadel towers over you. We then headed north up the coast which was sparsely populated scrubby hillsides with the odd sandy beach. We had a good sail until lunchtime and then dropped the anchor at Cala Di Fernellu. We put the dinghy in the water and David and I went for a walk along the beach and returned to the boat for lunch. We had a major problem which happened just after we left Bonefacio a blocked rear heads and in the end despite various other attempts to clear David had to remove the pipe and try and remove its very encrusted contents! Not a pleasant job and it took several hours with all three of us attacking the pipe by banging it and then taking a rubber hammer to it to try and clear it we even resorted to using one of our walking poles to try and shift things ( everything did get doused in heavy disinfectant afterwards) We won eventually and we had a working heads again. By this time it was 4.00pm but we decided to head a little further north and into a small anchorage around the headland in Golfe de Murtoli surrounded by granite boulders. D and I then had a much needed swim before supper.


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