2015-09-01 Golfo di Campo to Rada di Portoferraio, Isola d’Elba, Italy

We dined at the Ristorante Iselba da Piero
We dined at the fabulous Ristorante Iselba da Piero last night
A Water Jet Pack in action
A Water Jet Pack in action
Our new NZ friends, Pete and Kathy come over before we leave Golfo di Campo
Our new NZ friends, Pete and Kathy come over before we leave Golfo di Campo
For 8 years they have been sailing on their yacht 'Wave Runner'
For the past 8 years they have been sailing on their yacht ‘Wave Runner’ and had sailed her most of the way from New Zealand
We hope to catch up with them again before they continue north to Genoa
We hope to catch up with Pete and Kathy again before they continue north to Genoa, from where they actually are going to ship their yacht home to New Zealand
We leave the bay as  we intend to go to the main port in the north of the island as we have found an oil leak in our generator
We leave the bay as we intend to go to the main port in the north of the island as we have found an oil leak in our generator
Naregno Beach near the town of Porto Azzurro
Naregno Beach near the town of Porto Azzurro
We pass the town of Porto Azzurro which is on the east coast of Elba
We pass the town of Porto Marino which is on the east coast of Elba
Continuing to Capo Vita and Isola Palmaiola in the north west
Continuing to Capo Vita and Isola Palmaiola in the north west
A small anchorage by Capo Vita
A small anchorage by Capo Vita
Once around Capo Vita we head south towards Portoferraio
Once around Capo Vita we head south towards Portoferraio
A group of yachts sailing up the coast was a wonderful sight
A group of yachts sailing up the coast was a wonderful sight

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The coastline is quite mountainous in many parts of the island
The coastline is quite mountainous in many parts of the island
The colours along the coast are spectacular
The colours of the rocks along the coast are spectacular
The island is also heavily wooded and very fertile
The island is also heavily wooded and very fertile
Plenty of ferries travelling to and from Elba operate regularly from Piombino on the Italian coast
Plenty of ferries travelling to and from Elba operate regularly from Piombino on the Italian coast
No anchoring in Cala Bagnaia
No anchoring in Cala Bagnaia

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Cala Concia in the east of the large gulf of Rada di Portoferraio
A yacht anchored in a charming spot

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Sailing is very popular in the bay where Villa Toscanelli is in the background
Sailing is very popular in the bay where Villa Toscanelli is in the background
Cala Concia in the south east of the large gulf is a popular area for the local competitive sailing competitions
Cala Concia in the south east of the large gulf is a popular area for the local competitive sailing competitions
We arrive in Elba's major port of Portoferraio
We arrive in Isola Elba’s major port of Portoferraio
Forte Stella at the entrance to the port
Linguella Tower at the entrance to the port
Portoferraio is a very popular port especially in the summer months
Portoferraio is a very popular port especially in the summer months
Behind the harbour is the 16th century citadel
Behind the harbour is the 16th century citadel
In 1814 Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled to the island of Elba and lived here in Portoferraio for only 300 days
In 1814 Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled to the island of Elba and lived here in Portoferraio for only 300 days
Yachts can moor in the main harbour however are only allowed to stay one night during the summer period
Yachts can moor in the main harbour however are only allowed to stay one night during the summer period
A lovely looking yacht called Panorama is visiting the port today
A lovely looking yacht called Panorama is visiting the port today

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A young couple with their suitably named yacht 'Whatever' enter the port
A young couple with their suitably named yacht ‘Whatever’ enter the port
We drop our anchor in the south west of the large gulf of Rada di Portoferraio
We drop our anchor in the south west of the large gulf of Rada di Portoferraio
The huge Medicean Fortress, built on different levels, in the main harbour of Portoferraio
The huge Medicean Fortress, built on different levels, in the main harbour of Portoferraio
A large motor yacht we saw yesterday called 'Silver Shalis' arrives
A large motor yacht we saw yesterday called ‘Silver Shalis’ arrives in port
The Silver Shalis has reserved a lovely position in the old harbour
The Silver Shalis has reserved a lovely position in the old harbour
Sunset in Portoferraio
Sunset in Portoferraio
We have a feathered friend staying close by
We have a feathered friend staying close by

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