2016-07-17 Porto Capraia, Isola Capraia to Baretti, Italy

Morning on the moorings in Capraia
Morning on the moorings in Capraia
Calm conditions overnight for the yachts who chose to anchor out
Calm conditions overnight for the yachts who chose to anchor out
La Garitta with the elevated extended seating behind the restaurant
La Garitta with the elevated extended seating behind the restaurant
The entrance to Porto Capraia, the only town on the island
The entrance to Porto Capraia, the only town on the island
The ferry pier in Porto Capraia
The ferry pier in Porto Capraia
We make a move to check out some of the other bays on the island
We make a move to check out some of the other bays on the island
Punta di Porto Vecchio
Punta di Porto Vecchio
Just north of Capraia is another anchorage called Porto Vecchio which is an alternative to anchoring by the  town
Just north of Capraia is another anchorage called Porto Vecchio which is an alternative to anchoring by the town. Further north is also a good anchorage called Cala della Mortola, however we did not visit it – next time!!
We head south again past Port Capraia
We head south again past Porto Capraia
We pass the old town with the brightly coloured houses
We pass the old town on the hill with the brightly coloured houses

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A number of  yachts are also heading south
A number of yachts are also heading south
Toretta Del Bagno the large fort by Porto Capraia
Toretta Del Bagno the large fort by Porto Capraia
Another popular anchorage in calm weather on the east coast of Capraia is Cala del Ceppo
Another popular anchorage in calm weather on the east coast of Capraia is Cala del Ceppo
Torre dello Zenobito stands prominent on the southern tip of the small island
Torre dello Zenobito stands prominently on the southern tip of the small island

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A few boats are moored in Cala Rossa
A few boats are moored in Cala Rossa

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We continue around the Punta dello Zenobito  to Carla del  Moreto another  stunning anchorage
We continue around the Punta dello Zenobito to Carla del Moreto, another stunning anchorage
We return to the spectacular Cala Rossa
We return to the spectacular Cala Rossa
We drop anchor in this stunning bay to join the other visitors and have a swim
We drop anchor in this stunning bay to join the other visitors here and have a swim
The amazing contrasts of the rock colours here in this bay make it quite extraordinary
The amazing contrasts of the rock colours here in this bay make it quite extraordinary
Although short, our visit to Capraia was well worth the detour
Although short, our visit to Capraia was well worth the detour
The conditions were perfect today to travel back to mainland Italy
The conditions were perfect today to travel back to mainland Italy
We decide to return to the Italian coast very close to where we left from last year to go to Elba
We decide to return to the Italian coast very close to where we left from last year to go to Elba
We approach the town of Baretti which is just north of Piombino where most of the ferries leave from to go to the Tuscan islands
We approach the town of Baretti which is just north of Piombino where most of the ferries leave from to go to the Tuscan islands
We anchor off the beach and take the opportunity to have a swim in the clear water
We anchor off the beach and take the opportunity to have a swim in the clear water
There are a lot of people on the beach enjoying the very warm conditions we have been experiencing the past weeks
There are a lot of people on the beach enjoying the very warm conditions we have been experiencing the past weeks

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By 8 pm most of the beachgoers have left
By 8 pm most of the beachgoers have left

 

Sunset looking towards Capraia, 40 kms away in the distance
Sunset looking towards Capraia, 40 kms away in the distance

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