2015-09-10 Portoferraio to Gulf of Barbatoia, Isola d’Elba, Italy

Our lovely position in the old harbour of Portoferraio
Our lovely position in the old harbour of Portoferraio

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Time to move on a few days in this lovely area around Portoferaio
Time to move on after a few days in this lovely area around Portoferraio

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Portoferraio is the most beautiful port on Isola d'Elba
Portoferraio, the capital of Isola d’Elba is the most beautiful port on the island
Once out in the gulf we look towards the outside of the lovely town
Once out of the old harbour we continue past the town on our way along the coast
Lo Scoglietto with it's miniature lighthouse
Lo Scoglietto with it’s miniature lighthouse is close to the entrance to Portoferraio old port
Punta Capo Bianco with it's lovely beach
Punta Capo Bianco with it’s lovely beach

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As we continue north we approach Isola d'Ortano
As we continue west along the north coast we approach Capo d’Enfola

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A busy beach near the small town of Viticcio
A busy beach near the small town of Viticcio
It appears sailing is a popular sport in Golfo di Viticcio
It appears sailing is a popular sport in Golfo di Viticcio
We pass Procchio by the bay with it's small hillside villages nearby
We pass Procchio with it’s small hillside villages nearby
Marciana Marina, a popular anchorage for sailors travelling along the north coast of Elba
Marciana Marina, a popular anchorage for sailors travelling along the north coast of Elba
The ancient tower along the breakwater of the Marciana Marina
The ancient tower along the breakwater of the Marciana Marina
The coastline along the north coast is also quite stunning
The coastline along the north coast is also quite stunning
Sant' Andrea is on the north west tip of Isola d'Elba
Sant’ Andrea is on the north west tip of Isola d’Elba
Fishing from the unusual white rocks seems to be great pastime for the locals of Sant'Andrea
Fishing from the unusual white rock formations seems to be great pastime for the locals of Sant’Andrea

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The prominent lighthouse of Punta Polveraia on the west coast
The prominent lighthouse of Punta Polveraia on the west coast
A couple have found a private spot on this deserted inaccessible beach
A couple have found a private spot on this deserted seemingly inaccessible beach
The west coast small seaside town of La Guardia
The small west coast seaside town of La Guardia
Another grey sand beach near the south western town of Fetovaia
Another grey sand beach near the south western town of Fetovaia
We arrive at our destination in the south western bay called the Gulf of Barbatoia
We arrive at our destination in the south western bay called the Gulf of Barbatoia
A few other boats are moored in the bay for the tonight
A few other boats are moored in the bay for the tonight

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The town of Fetovaia in the narrow Gulf of Barbatoia
The town of Fetovaia in the narrow Gulf of Barbatoia

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