Tag Archives: Sardinia

An interesting day out

It is 7 months today since we first left the UK.  Most of the time, we have been pretty lucky with the weather but it seems that this last week the weather gods have turned against us. The high winds have … Continue reading

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The downside of keeping the boat abroad

We flew back to Sardinia yesterday as we planned to take the boat out of the water to do some routine maintenance work. We needed to repair the paintwork where the shaft anode had ground into the hull in Mallorca … Continue reading

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Winterisation

We have spent the last few days getting Nimrod ready to be left for the winter. This is making us very sad as it means that this episode of our adventure is drawing to a close. We have taken the … Continue reading

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A very productive day

Apparently, the warm weather we are currently experiencing is not common for this time of year but we are not complaining! We took the opportunity of blue skies and temperatures in the 20s to continue to tick off our maintenance … Continue reading

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Bosa

Today we decided to travel to Bosa, which is about 20 miles south of Alghero to look at a boatyard as we need some minor work done over the winter and we are trying to find a yard where we … Continue reading

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Back on Nimrod

We have spent the last week in the UK sorting out various admin things and Jo needed to be back for her club committee meeting. It was a shock to the system landing at Stansted to a very chilly and … Continue reading

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Neptune’s Grotto

The bad weather yesterday came in early with high winds and more rain. We decided to visit Neptune’s Grotto – a cave of stalactites and stalagmites on Capo Caccia about 15 miles from Alghero. The entrance is at sea level … Continue reading

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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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