2016-07-02 View Port, Bastia, Corsica to Barbatoia, Isola d’Elba, Italy

This morning we prepare for our departure from Corsica
This morning we prepare for our departure from the fabulous island of Corsica
Goodbye to our new acquaintances
Goodbye to our new acquaintances

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Once again we enjoyed our stay in View Port Bastia
Once again we enjoyed our stay in View Port Bastia

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Goodbye Corsica
Goodbye Corsica
We have wonderful calm conditions for our 3.5 hour trip across to the island of Elba
We have wonderful calm conditions for our 3.5 hour trip east from Bastia across to the small island of Elba
Ric puts the Tangaroa on autopilot and makes himself comfortable on the front deck with his kindle
Ric puts the Tangaroa on autopilot and makes himself comfortable on the front deck with his kindle
Now that we have left the port, it is time to hang out the washing!!
Now that we have left the port, it is time to hang out the washing!!
In the distance we can see Isola D'Elba
In the distance we can see Isola D’Elba
We approach the south west coast of Elba near the town of Pomonte
We approach the south west coast of Elba near the town of Pomonte
The town of Pomonte is popular holiday destination for beach goers, hikers etc
The town of Pomonte is a popular holiday destination for beach goers, hikers and divers visiting the shipwreck of the cargo ship, Elviscot that sank in the 70’s off this coast
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The beaches here are predominately rocks so lounges and umbrellas are popular
Heading south east we pass a lone umbrella on a desolate beach
Heading south east we pass a lone umbrella on a desolate tiny beach
We arrive in Barbatoia (Fetovaia) only a short distance south east from Pomonte
We arrive in Barbatoia (Fetovaia) only a short distance south east from Pomonte
We manage to find a wonderful spot in the middle of the bay to drop our anchor
We manage to find a wonderful spot in the middle of the bay to drop our anchor
This bay is usually busy as it is the best anchorage on the coast prior to making an early start across to Isola D'Elba, as we did last year
This bay is usually busy as it is the best anchorage on the coast prior to making an early start across to Isola D’Elba, as we did last year
The weather is quite hot here in Elba at the moment so it is not long before we go for a swim in the crystal clear water
The weather is quite hot here in Elba at the moment so it is not long before we go for a swim in the crystal clear water
Ric's spicy chicken and vegetable curry on the menu for us tonight
Ric’s spicy chicken and vegetable curry on the menu for us tonight
Cheers !!
Cheers !!
Another colourful sunset
Another colourful sunset

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