2015-07-05 Cala Fredda, Levanzo Island to Finocchio Marino, Marettimo Island

Early morning looking over to Cala Dogana
Early morning looking over to the small village of Levanzo in Cala Dogana
There were only a couple of other boats in Cala Fredda overnight
There were only a couple of other boats in Cala Fredda overnight
The small hamlet of Levanzo is the only village on the small island with the same name
The small hamlet of Levanzo is the only village on the small island with the same name

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A sea mist appears to the south with Isola  Favignana in the background
A sea mist appears to the south with Isola Favignana in the background
We pass Il Faraglione at the south western tipof the island
We pass Il Faraglione at the south western tip of the Levanzo Island
We make our way up the rugged west coast to Carla Tramontana
We make our way up the rugged west coast to Carla Tramontana
We continue slightly north to Cape Grosso where we picked up a mooring and swam for ages in the clear warm water
We continue slightly north to Cape Grosso where we picked up a mooring and swam for ages in the crystal clear warm water
Some recreational divers arrived as we were leaving and handed them the mooring
Some recreational divers arrived as we were leaving and they were happy to take the mooring we were using
The rugged cliffs of the coastline  here were quite spectacular
The rugged cliffs of the coastline here were quite spectacular
The lighthouse at Cape Grosso, the northern tip of Isola Levanzo
The lighthouse at Cape Grosso, the northern tip of Isola Levanzo
Now we head west to Isola  Marettimo, one of the other islands in the Egadi group
Now we head west to Isola Marettimo, one of the other islands in the Egadi group
In the distance we can see the town halfway dwn the island
In the distance we can see the town halfway along the island
We approach the the north east point of the island
We approach the the north east point of Marettimo
Many tripper boats bring boat loads of people to tour around the Egadi Islands
Many tripper boats bring boat loads of people to tour around the Egadi Islands
The Punta Troia fort sits high above overlooking two bays in the north east of Marettimo
The Punta Troia fort sits high above overlooking two bays in the north east of Marettimo
While in Scarlo Maestro we picked up a mooring buoy and took the opportunity to have a long swim
While in Scarla Maestro we picked up a mooring buoy and took the opportunity to have a long swim
It wasn't long before the Marina Protected Area Officers arrived to collect money for using the mooring. Fortunately we still had a few hours left from yesterday's payment!!
It wasn’t long before the Marina Protected Area Officers arrived to collect money for using the mooring. Fortunately we still had a few hours left from yesterday’s payment!!
After a couple of hours we moved around the corner to Carla Manione and drop our anchor
After a couple of hours we moved around the corner to Carla Manione and dropped our anchor
A large private yacht and a much smaller boat tied up beside were moored in the picturesque bay
A large private yacht and a much smaller boat tied up beside, were moored in the picturesque bay. There were several children aboard whom were having a lot of fun on a floating platform tied behind the boat.
The Punta Troia Fort can be seen from this bay too
The Punta Troia Fort can also be seen from this bay

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Locals heading back after a day of cruising
Locals heading back after a day of cruising
After a few hours we head south passing the small town of Marettimo with it's two miniature harbours
After a few hours we head south passing the small town of Marettimo with it’s two miniature harbours
A couple of visiting yachts are moored in Scala Nuova by the town
A couple of visiting yachts are moored in Scala Nuova by the town
We head around the west coast of the island and drop the anchor in a delightful bay where we thought we would stay overnight
We head around the west coast of the island and drop the anchor in a delightful bay where we thought we would stay overnight

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Later we moved again, back to the south east bay which would give us more shelter if the wind came up overnight
Later we moved again, back to the south east bay which would give us more shelter if the wind came up overnight

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We stayed in the beautiful bay of Finocchio Marino for the night
We stayed in the beautiful bay of Finocchio Marino for the night

 

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