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Schmoozing with the Stars – Again!

Current Location: Bonifacio, Corsica
Current Position: 41 23.42 N 009 9.37 E Click to view map.
Distance sailed since last post: 135 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track here

In the Caribbean the stars have Mustique. In the Med, they have Porto Cervo, one of George Clooney’s favorite hang-outs. Very plush, very expensive, and with no character at all.

After the wild crossing from Calamoro, we arrived in Port Cervo early afternoon, just beating another catamaran on the way in. Just as well, as there are only two places to anchor inside the fancy harbour, and one of them was already taken with another Catamaran. We snuck in, anchored, and watched the third cat come in and then leave again. He He.

That’s us, right in the middle on the far side of the wall. No more anchoring space left! (The others are all on mooring balls)

We walked around the town, had an ice-cream, and left the next morning.

Porto Cervo

 

The wind had dropped, but it was still a long beat. However, we decided it was time to go to Bonifacio.

Bonifacio is spectacular. Set atop some dramatic cliffs, it has a big medieval citadel filled with a bustling town full of 8-storey buildings and dozens of restaurants. All full. Lots of character, and lots of steep stairs to climb! With dramatic vertical cliffs on both sides of a narrow inlet, it is probably the most spectacular natural harbour in the Med.

A well defended city

The harbour and waterfront restaurants

The approach to Bonifacio

After some fun med-mooring against a cliff face – for which privilege they charged us 40 euro for the night! – we went for a lovely walk around the spectacular city. Unfortunately our camera (thanks to Ceu’s impromptu swim) is dead, and our phone camera’s battery died. So no pictures. But you get the gist of it.

Today the sun is out, the wind is calm and after doing our cheese shopping, we will take off again, back to Sardinia.

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