2016-06-25 Cargese to Punta de’lOscellucia via Girolata, Corsica

We leave the lovely little village of Cargese with it's two facing churches
We leave the lovely little village of Cargese with it’s two facing churches
Wonderful scenery along this coast
Wonderful scenery along this coast
In the distance is Punta da Orchina
In the distance is Punta da Orchina
The rugged point of Capo Rossu
The rugged point of Capo Rossu
Daytripper boats bring many tourists to this area of the coast
Daytripper boats bring many tourists to this area of the coast
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Golfe de Porto has been listed as one of the UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites
The scenery is absolutely spectacular
The scenery is  quite spectacular and has been described as one of the most stunning in the Mediterranean 

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The large Golfe de Porto often gets quite choppy, as we found today
The large Golfe de Porto often gets quite choppy, as we found today
A yacht leaving Porto Marina, a river port at the village of Porto
A yacht leaving Porto Marina which is a river port, at the village of Porto
We enter Golfe de Girolata
We enter Golfe de Girolata which is nearby and only separated from Golfo de Porto by a small cape called Capo Senino
The village of Girolata has a tiny sheltered cove almost hidden behind a small cape
The village of Girolata has a tiny sheltered cove which is almost hidden by the small headland
A conspicuous Genoese fort stands high on the small cape
A conspicuous Genoese fort stands high on the headland protecting the tiny cove

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Continuing on we pass a large superyacht moored in the large bay
Continuing on we pass a large super yacht moored in the bay

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The mountains and ravines of Golfe de Girolata make the access to the village mostly by boat
The mountains and ravines of Golfe de Girolata make the access to the village mostly by boat
The rugged red rocks of this part of the coastline are visually unique
The rugged red rocks of this part of the coastline are visually unique

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 Daytripper boats laden with tourists  weave around this amazing coast
Daytripper boats laden with tourists weave around this amazing coast
North of Punta Rossa is the Scondola Nature Reserve
North of Punta Rossa is the Scondola Nature Reserve

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We follow the tripper boat through the narrow and shallow Gargalu Passage
We follow the tripper boat through the narrow and shallow Gargalu Passage
Plenty of photos taken on our trip today!
Plenty of photos taken on our trip today!

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Again the scenery here is quite incredible
Again the scenery here is quite incredible

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The wind slowly is starting to pick up  so we continue up the coast
The wind slowly is starting to pick up so we continue up the coast

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Cape Revellata which is close to lovely town of Calvi
Cape Revellata which is close to lovely town of Calvi
Once around the point in the distance we can see the ancient walled town of Calvi
Once around the point in the distance we can see the ancient walled town 
As the wind was increasing we first try Golfo de la Revalatta to anchor in for the night
As the wind was increasing we first try Golfo de la Revalatta to anchor in for the night
We decide to anchor nearby, in company with a couple of other yachts, in a small bay on  northern side of Punta de l'Oscellucia
We decide to anchor nearby, in company with a couple of other yachts, in a small bay with a beach on northern side of Punta de l’Oscellucia
We still had a good view of Calvi from our safe anchorage
We still had a good view of Calvi from our safe anchorage
Time for some Japanese Slippers before dinner!!
Time for some Japanese Slippers before dinner!!
Ric cooked us a lovely fillet steak and chips for dinner tonight!
Ric cooked us a lovely fillet steak and chips for dinner tonight!
Cheers to another great day!!
Cheers to another great day!!

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