WEB DIARY PAGE 12 OCTOBER 2007
Wed 17 Oct 2007 17:53
A short sail round the corner to Cagliari, a very busy commercial port on the southern coast of Sardinia - three or four marinas, and not very clear in the Almanac which one was which !
However, a very friendly chap came out in his rib and showed us into a berth in the Marina de St. Elmo, right next to the dry dock and some very nice looking yachts ...
After dark, the sea was alive with thousands - no millions - of fish, all about a foot long and jumping and splashing around, some smaller ones landing on the pontoon !
Walked up to the biggest chandlers that we have seen in Europe - and like a couple of anoraks, spent about an hour looking at, and buying bits for the boat, and another ¨bad boy¨ fender for the yacht... sad isn´t it ! Also walked miles uphill into the old town and found "Tommy´s Music Bar" - well, we had to go in there, didn´t we! - and enjoyed a really good meal, with a decent bottle of wine, and lovely friendly people - not to mention some good music too. Stayed an extra day in Cagliari, and revisited the chandlers via taxi, armed with two empty gaz bottles, and then spent a whole afternoon in a hypermarket shopping for food ! M could not believe the range and quality of the Italian/Sardinian food and the cheap prices - so we spent a fortune - then taxi back to the marina.
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