Carloforte (Sardinia, Italy)

Stephen & Anne
Tue 19 Aug 2008 07:40

39.08.800N 8.18.693E


Today’s entertainment was once again provided by a strong breeze and Italian driving. The boat next to us was being blown onto Wanda – however they got away without too much trouble. The boat further along was less successful. They had the “slime line” (a line that lies on the sea floor and connects onto the bow of the boat) caught around their propeller. They then proceeded to be blown uncontrolled onto our bow. Fortunately our dinghy acted as an excellent fender.


We asked them if they had called the marina for help. They said yes. Knowing the speed they drive the ribs we counted to 1. No one appeared. We then asked them if they managed to speak to any one on the marina. Answer “no reply”. Anne was dispatched to run and grab an Italian man with a rib – she seemed to enjoy this task. They appeared within seconds (0-60 is timed at 0.767s) and towed the boat away from ours while the rope was untangled from their prop – they then helped them moor next to us. They spent some time checking everything was OK then left again – this time with no incident.


The rest of the day was spent doing jobs on the boat. Airing the front V-berth, quick visit to the supermarket for more fresh pasta (just in case they run out with this peak in demand)


Once again it was a quiet evening in with some fresh pasta and pesto!