2015-09-06 Porto Azzurro to Rada di Portoferraio Isola d’Elba, Italy

 John and his friends have already departed early as they were heading south to Corsica today
John and his friends have already departed early as they were heading south to Corsica today
Once again we leave this beautiful little port of Azzuuro however we are going north and returning to Portoferraio
Once again we leave this beautiful little port of Azzuuro as we are going back north and returning to Portoferraio
 We have some company as we leave the Gulf of Mola
We have some company as we leave the Gulf of Mola
The popular Barbarossa Beach is east of the Fort and north of Azzurro
The popular Barbarossa Beach is east of the Fort and north of Azzurro
A lovely looking yacht drops the anchor off the beach
A lovely looking yacht drops their anchor off the beach
We pass the imposing San Giacomo Fort of Azzurro
We pass the imposing San Giacomo Fort of Azzurro
 Looking back to Narengo Beach with Caoliveri in the background
Looking back to Narengo Beach with Capoliveri, where we had dinner last night in the background
The next anchorage north is Senno D'Ortano
The next anchorage north is Senno D’Ortano
We approach the small port of Rio Marina which has noticable scars of past mining behind the town
We approach the small port of Rio Marina which has noticeable scars of the past history of mining behind the town
 Pastel coloured houses seem to be the trend in most of the ports we have visited
Pastel coloured houses in the port of Rio Marina
Some kind of event was happening here in Rio Marina today
Some kind of event was happening here in the town today
More evidence of the iron ore mining of the past
More evidence of the iron ore mining of the past by Rio Marina
The long beach by Rio Marina attracts many tourists every summer
The long beach by Rio Marina attracts many tourists every summer
Small Isola Cerboli 7kms off the northeast point of Elba
The small Isola Cerboli is 7 kms off the north east point of Isola d’Elba
A friendly group of relaxed sailors pass by
A friendly group of relaxed sailors pass by
The small harbour of Cavo comes into view
The small harbour of Cavo comes into view
We spend a few hours here in Cavo before continuing to Portoferraio
We spent a few hours here in Cavo before continuing to Portoferraio
We pass Isola Palmaiola which is about 4kms off the northeast point of Capo Vita
We pass Isola Palmaiola which is about 4kms off the north east point of Capo Vita
 Looking back at Capo Vita with tiny Topi Islet nearby
Looking back at Capo Vita with tiny Topi Islet nearby
 Heading down to Portoferraio we once again pass the fabulous coastline on the way
Heading down to Portoferraio we once again pass the fabulous coastline on the way
The outline of Portoferraio in the distance
The outline of Portoferraio in the distance

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We arrive back to the picturesque port of Portoferraio
We arrive back to the picturesque port of Portoferraio

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We moor in bay overnight close to the marina where we will go in the morning
We moor in the bay overnight close to the marina where we will go in the morning, as we are having the Tangaroa’s motors serviced there tomorrow

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