Tag Archives: 2012

Our final set of visitors have arrived

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 … Continue reading

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The Mistral has arrived

Yesterday was all about battening down the hatches for the storm that started on Friday evening and has been building ever since. We have seen winds of 46 knots for several hours today so we haven’t strayed far from the … Continue reading

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Alghero – lull before the storm

Yesterday we woke up to a beautiful blue sky and completely still water. Liz and Isolda declined to go swimming so after a lazy breakfast we made our way across the bay to Alghero. Alghero is an old fortified town … Continue reading

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Porto Conte

Grey skies and rain greeted us this morning but by lunchtime blue skies had returned. We left Cala d’Olivia to make our way towards Alghero through the Fornelli Passage. This passage cut 20 miles off the journey but it was … Continue reading

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Celebrating Jo’s birthday with the old goat in Cala d’Olivia

Despite the heavy rainfall overnight, we woke up to blue skies and warm sun in Stintino. Liz and Isolda felt much more refreshed after a lazy morning and we motored to the Asinara Nature Reserve 10miles away further north. The … Continue reading

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Success at last – Barracuda caught at Stintino

Sunday evening saw us in Porto Torres so that we could pick up Isolda and Liz who were staying with us for a few days. When we arrived the marina office was shut up and it looked like the place … Continue reading

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Porto Torres

Yesterday we motored to Castelsardo some 10 miles along the north coast from Isola Rossa. The marina was very pleasant set below the ramparts of the old town of Castelsardo, which is on the rough guide’s ‘must see’ list. The … Continue reading

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Goodbye to the Maddalena Archipelago

We awoke on the Cala Nord mooring buoy having slept well even though Nimrod had been rolling from the easterly swell. The weather was windy and overcast and this continued all day. Liz picked up an empty lobster pot, yet … Continue reading

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Normal service resumed

After the last few days of high winds and overcast skies, we awoke this morning to blue skies and light winds. Yesterday afternoon we finally made it over to La Maddelena town on the local ferry. We were storm bound … Continue reading

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Back in Sardinia

Last night was a blustery night but we slept well although we awoke to a thunderstorm and lashing rain – not what we had ordered! Liz went to collect the lobster pot and yet again it was empty. So the … Continue reading

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