Tag Archives: Corsica

Return to Bonifacio

We awoke on Thursday morning to brilliant sunshine in Rondinara so we had a champagne breakfast to celebrate Graham’s birthday before heading off for lunch to the Cavallo island in the Straits of Bonifacio. There are a number of very … Continue reading

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Meteo madness

Michael writes, with Graham jogging his failing memory: Recovered from our night sail, it was time to “nip around” to Porto Vecchio, some 10 nm away. The Meteo Marine smartphone app promised us wind force 2-3 variable: usually code for … Continue reading

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Bastia

We arrived in Bastia on Sat afternoon in plenty of time to do a crew swap. The marina is cramped with a narrow entrance but luckily it went seamlessly. After sorting ourselves out we went into town for a final … Continue reading

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Saint Florent and Macinaggio

We left Calvi after buying breakfast from town and refuelling as it is 50 cents per litre cheaper than in Sardinia. We made our way north eastwards towards the bottom of the tip of Corsica. Winds were yet again light … Continue reading

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Guests blog – SY Nimrod – 20/06/13 – Calvi

Yesterday saw us departing the delightful Girolata after a lazy breakfast, at 10.20. Discussion between skipper(Jo) and first mate (Liz) about the necessity of sails resulted in the good ship Nimrod, which our generous hosts have transformed from weekend cruiser … Continue reading

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Chiuni and Girolata

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 … Continue reading

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Ajaccio

Having spent a peaceful night at Porto Pollo, we got up early to travel the 20nm north to Ajaccio, Corsica’s capital, to meet Colin and Colin, our first set of guests this holiday. The city is on the north side … Continue reading

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Arrived in Corsica

After a longish but uneventful motor from Alghero as there was either zero wind or dead on the nose for the first hour or so, we arrived at Porto Pollo at 0600 hours this morning. The sea was fairly calm … Continue reading

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Lazy Sunday

We had a really peaceful night at anchor despite some wind. The anchor held firm as usual and there was no swell so we were rocked gently to sleep. Today has been glorious, if windy, and we decided to stay … Continue reading

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Port de Rondinara, Corsica

Last night we had a fabulous meal at a restaurant called The Kissing Pigs on the quayside in Bonifacio. As you would expect from the name, they specialise in pork dishes but Jo had lamb cooked in onions and figs … Continue reading

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