2015-09-29 Cala Coticcio, Caprera Island to Cala di Volpe, Costa Smerlda, Sardinia Italy

A couple of goats appear high up over the bay
A couple of goats appear high up over the bay
The tiny beaches are bare today as the weather is changing and rain and wind is forecasted for the next few days
The tiny beaches are empty today in Cala Coticcio, as the weather is changing and rain and wind has been forecast for the next few days
Our friendly seagull will miss all the nibbles we fed him over the past 24 hours
Our friendly seagull will miss all the nibbles we fed him over the past 24 hours
We decide to make a move and head south towards Olbia, north west Sardina, where we intend dropping off Hans and Lotta the following day
We decide to make a move and head south towards Olbia, north west Sardina, where we intend dropping off Hans and Lotta the following day
It wasn't long before we experienced the confused seas
It wasn’t long before we experienced water on the deck in the confused seas
 Looking back to Caprera Island
Looking back to Caprera Island
We pass the lighthouse at the bottom of ..... island
We pass a lighthouse at the bottom of the La Maddelena  Islands
Continuing south we have a couple of yachts as company
Continuing south we are not the only vessel heading in the same direction
 The forecast was correct about the wind and seas
The forecast was correct about the wind and seas

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As we enter Porto Cervo a yacht leaves the port under quite rough conditions
As we enter Porto Cervo a yacht leaves the port under quite rough conditions

The forecast was correct about the wind and seas

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The yacht seems to disappear into the troughs of the waves

 

Entering the famous harbour which is the port for the rich and famous we pass some nice realestate by the narrow entrance
Entering the famous harbour of Porto Cervo, which is the port for the rich and famous, we pass some nice real estate near the narrow entrance
 With the weather cool and rainy there wasn't a lot of action in the port
With the weather cool and rainy there wasn’t a lot of action in the port
There certainly were some fine homes around the port
There certainly were some fine homes around the port

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We tied up at the end of the pier with the assistance of a dinghy boy who did not know the prices for a berth for the night
We tied up at the end of the pier with the assistance of a dinghy boy who did not know the prices for a berth for the night
Ric and Hans went for a walk and returned and said the place was like a ghost town and they were going to charge us over 150 Euro for the night
Ric and Hans decided to go for a walk and get some information on the charges for the marina and soon returned saying the place was like a ghost town and the charges for the night was over 150 Euro for the night!!
We decided that we would continue south and find a sheltered bay for the night
We decided that we would continue south and find a sheltered bay for the night on anchor rather than pay top dollar for almost deserted port
We leave Porto Cervo and will return next year to see the port when there is more action
Leaving Porto Cervo we decided to return next year to see the port when it is at it’s best!!

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For another 45 minutes we put up with a little discomfort as we head south
For another 45 minutes we put up with a little discomfort as we head south
A motor boat races past us at great speed
A motor boat races past us at great speed
We arrive in a fairly sheltered bay in the Costa Smerelda area where there are some lovely homes
We arrive in a fairly sheltered bay in the Costa Smerelda area where there are some lovely homes
This is where all the rich and famous have their holiday homes
This is where all the rich and famous have their holiday homes
We drop our anchor near some exclusive company
We drop our anchor near some exclusive company
The Fair Lady is also on anchor in Cala di Volpe
The Fair Lady is also on anchor in Cala di Volpe
A fourth boat arrives in the bay for the night
A fourth boat arrives in the bay for the night
A good Australian barbecue dinner for us aboard tonight
A good Australian barbecue dinner for us aboard tonight
Ric opens a nice bottle of Sardinian red to have with our fillet steak and sausages
Ric opens a nice bottle of Sardinian red to have with our fillet steak and sausages
Hans and Lotta survived probably the worst weather and sea conitions we have had for a while aboard the Tangaroa
Hans and Lotta today survived probably the worst weather and sea conitions we have had for a while aboard the Tangaroa

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