Pix 11-Jul-16 1300hrs 40:34.286N 14:39.669E

Steve Coughlan
Mon 11 Jul 2016 12:00

Jul 11 we departed Amalfi at 1230 hrs, light winds, 40 degrees apparent, allowing main and jib for close reach under motor sail, SOG 8.4kns.


Jul 9 – We left Il Galli about 3 pm for a short leg over to Amalfi. We could not get a berth so anchored, just west of the Amalfi marina, at 1615hrs. We motored into Amalfi and tied up close to the main town, made our way in by foot and absorbed the busy tourist traffic in the very attractive setting of Amafi. We met a couple and their daughter whilst having a drink. They were both doctors in London, but originally from Iraq, the wife a Kurd. Needless to say they were happy to be in England.


Jude and I had dinner at a delightful garden restaurant under a canopy of citrus trees. Citrus orchards being a major activity in and around Amalfi, hence an abundance of Limoncello. Tourism is by far the biggest economic activity. The setting of Amalfi against the cliffs and mountains is spectacular and the atmosphere very friendly.


Jul 10 – Jude and I took the dinghy in and refuelled before tying up and heading into town for a walk and lunch.  We jagged a berth in the marina so motored in and tailed up at 1630hrs. Within an hour we were joined by several motor yachts and the berths filled to capacity. The Ormeggiatori were extremely helpful and the rate very reasonable (Euro130). As a result of a couple of wines at lunch I crashed for a couple of hours before Jude and I headed into town again and did some exploring, had dinner at a small restaurant before walking back to the square were the crowds were watching the end of the Portugal v France European world cup on various flat screen TVs.




Approaching Amalfi




View from anchorage west of marina




Busy tourist precinct in heart of Amalfi








Restaurant under canopy of citrus trees




Crowded marina, Westralia stands tall among motor cruisers




Buildings embedded against cliff face




View back to Amalfi town