We left Ajaccio around midday to make the 20+nm round to Anse de Chiuni. A large bay with turquoise waters and sandy beaches. We managed to sail most of it despite the flukey wind. When we arrived, there was only one other boat. Club Med had a resort on the beach but the noise (sorry karaoke) stopped around 9pm.
We had an incredibly quiet night at anchor followed by a lazy morning swimming off the boat and getting rid of the barnacles that had grown on the propeller during the winter. Not easy holding your breathe long enough to dive under the boat and scrap the little blighters off the prop.
We left around 1330 to sail to Girolata, a small village in a sheltered bay that is only accessible by boat. It reminded us of Deja on Mallorca with an artist colony type feel to it. We are on mooring buoys fore and aft (front and back) so you keep in a line and don’t swing this allowing far more boats to be fitted in. It is a fabulous location with artisan shops and restaurants around the bay. Sitting in the cockpit after dinner on board watching the world go by in a very pleasant 26 degrees.
On the way over we went via rock formations called Calanches which are made of red rock and supposedly depicted a Moor’s head, dog, bear and monocled bishop. Suffice to say we saw skulls, dementus from Harry Potter but no dog!