Caroline and Val arrived in Alghero on Monday to rain, wind and 12 degrees – not the greatest start to their holiday with us! Luckily, it brightened up in the afternoon so we caught a bus to Sassari, Sardinia’s second city. We went to a ‘delightful’ piazza only to discover it is now a car park. This pretty much summed up Sassari. We arrived at 4.45pm and then we caught the bus back at 5.30pm!
We then ate a chicken tagine made earlier in the day on board and retired early as our guests had been up since 4am.
Yesterday, we were greeted to blue skies and light winds. We have decided to winter Nimrod in Alghero and duly signed the contract today, back dated to the beginning of our stay here so that has saved us €200. We set off for a gentle motor to Porto Conte to anchor for lunch. On the way back to Marina Di Sant Elmo, our berth for the next 12 months, we saw two dolphins just outside the harbour. Getting into our new berth was a tight squeeze but we are now well tucked in for the next low pressure system that is coming through tomorrow.
Pictures below of Sassari – statue of King Victor Emmanuelle and said car park – our new sweatshirts from Val and Caroline and Caroline at the helm with Val.