Arbatax

Despite the lack of facilities at Porto Corallo, we treated ourselves to pizzas, a carafe of the local house red and dessert in the form of deep fried ricotta ravioli and a ricotta tart with golden syrup. Very good value for €20 each.

Today was another glorious day with blue, cloudless skies and temperatures in the high 20s. As we were berthed with plenty of space around us, Jo washed the hull and Liz repaired some headlining that had come away in a couple of cupboards due to the heat. We also filled up with fuel at €1.99 per litre – the most we have paid anywhere but I suspect that it will be even more expensive on the Smeralda coast.

We then continued up the east coast and although the wind was light to start with, after a couple of hours we were able to put up the cruising chute again for the rest of the day. We arrived at Arbatax around 1830 and we again helped into our berth – stern to – by very friendly marina staff who then leapt onto the boat to help with our lines. We didn’t really need it but he was very enthusiastic. This is one of the marinas we are thinking about for the winter and to our amazement they also have potable water. Now whilst you may think that this is not a big issue, this is the first marina in the Med since Gibraltar where the quality of the water is drinkable. Luckily, we have a water maker but we need deep water to use it so it is not always practicable.

Another picture below of our cruising chute today.

20121004-204609.jpg

Advertisements
This entry was posted in News and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.