Sardinia


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Here is the summary of our 2019 season: a run down of our route, followed by a cost review. This season was a shorter one than previous seasons, bookended with a month long stay in Monastir whilst we took some land travel and an early arrival into our winter berth […]

Sailing Summary 2019


We tend to find single night passages to be more tiring that multi-day ones. During a single night our bodies have no time to adjust to the rhythm of the 3 hour watch system and we generally end up not sleeping very well. So after three overnight passages in a […]

Relaxing in Sardinia




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It’s been a while coming, but here is our summary of our summer cruise 2018. Including a pie chart! Where and How Far Full details of our journey can be found by scrolling through the 2018 routes and blogs here.  We departed Roccella Ionica in Calabria, Italy on the 5th May […]

Summer Summary 2018



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The Maddalena islands sit within a national park on Sardinia’s north east coast, just across the water from Corsica. A permit is required to visit and we hoped this fact might keep the number of boats down, now that we were ramping up towards the busy, high season months of […]

The Maddalena Archipelago



Golfo Aranci From Olbia our  first stop was just a few miles away in Golfo Aranci and what looked like would be a good anchorage for northerlies forecast for the next few days. Anchored in a spot off of the Lega Navale pontoon we had a short trip ashore and […]

Emerald on the Costa Smeralda


Olbia Having limited finances, we spend most of our time at anchor during the summer, especially from June onward when marina prices in this part of the Med skyrocket to budget busting proportions. The downside of this is that we don’t always get to see as much inland as we’d […]

Olbia and a Road Trip


Cabo Carbonara to Olbia The east coast of Sardinia is a long stretch of sandy beaches backed by mountains, in places very spectacular. Unfortunately, there aren’t that many sheltered anchorages, particularly if there is any swell. This meant our first trip was a fairly lengthy 55nm to Arbatax and an […]

Sardinia East Coast



Cabo Carbonara Cabo Carbonara / Villasimius provides a choice of anchorages on the east or west side, depending upon the wind direction. We were there for well over a week but we were in no hurry and it was a lovely place to be stuck. After our passage from Sicily […]

Cabo Carbonara