2016-06-22 Porto Vecchio to Carla di Giunco, Ile Lavezzi, Corsica

Ric and Michele went ashore in the morning to sort out our French phone and internet data
Ric and Michele went ashore in the morning to sort out our French phone and internet data
Finally we manage to get away well after 2pm
Finally we manage to get away well after 2pm
We leave the Golfe de Porto Vecchio and head back south along the coast
We leave the Golfe de Porto Vecchio and head back south along the coast
As we travel we again pass one of the many beautiful beaches on the south east coast
As we travel we again pass one of the many beautiful beaches on the south east coast
We pass the luxury privately owned island, Ile Cavallo
We pass the luxury privately owned island, Ile Cavallo
Just south are the familiar Lavezzi Islands
Just south are the familiar Lavezzi Islands
We enter Carla Lazarina, where we have anchored once before
We enter Carla Lazarina, where we have anchored overnight once before
Unfortunately there wasn't enough room for our boat size in the stunning bay tonight
Unfortunately there wasn’t enough room for a boat of our size in the stunning little bay tonight
Nearby is Cala di Giunco which was a better option for an overnight anchorage for us
Nearby is Cala di Giunco which was a better option for an overnight anchorage for us
Ric drops Michele and I ashore so we can have a walk around the tiny island
Ric drops Michele and I ashore so that we can have a walk around the tiny island
There are unusual wind eroded rocks all over the island
There are unusual wind eroded rocks all over the island
Near our mooring is the cemetry for those that lost their lives in a shipwreck back in 1855
Near our anchorage is the cemetery for those sailors who lost their lives in a shipwreck back in 1855
We follow the well worn path to Carla di Chiesa
We follow the well worn path to Carla di Chiesa
The familiar elephant rock
We pass the familiar elephant rock
The beautiful bay, Carla di Chiesa
The beautiful bay, Carla di Chiesa
No doubt the noticeable cross in the rock inspired the name of the bay
No doubt the noticeable cross in the rock inspired the name of the bay
On our walk we pass fields of wildflowers framing little bays
On our walk we pass fields of wildflowers framing little bays
The memorial on the small island in the distance
The memorial on the small island in the distance
The anchorage in Carla Lazarina is one of the most beautiful small anchorages we have experienced
The anchorage in Carla Lazarina is one of the most beautiful small anchorages we have experienced in our travels
Another cemetery by the beach
Another cemetery for the shipwreck casualties from 1855 situated by the beach in Carla Lazarina
The beach in Carla Lazarina is usually full of day trippers however tonight it is completely empty
The beach in Carla Lazarina is usually full of day trippers however tonight it is completely empty
We leave the beach and head back to Carla Giunco
We leave the beach and head back to Carla Giunco
When we get back to our anchorage Michele decides to swim back to the boat
When we get back to our anchorage Michele decides to swim back to the boat
Tangaroa in Carla Giunco
Tangaroa in Carla Giunco
A wonderful sunset this evening
A wonderful sunset this evening
Steak, salad and chips for dinner aboard tonight
A simple dinner of steak, salad and chips aboard tonight

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