2019-07-22 Iles de Porquerolles, Cote d’Azur West to Calvi, Corsica, France

With continuing calm weather conditions, we again decide to make an early start, for a day crossing to the French island of Corsica
We spent the night moored in the northern bay off the main town of Porquerolles. Iles de Porquerolles is an island in the Iles d’Hyeres. The island is situated only a few kms from the mainland and has a small population of a few hundred people and a land area of 1254 hectares
Heading east we make our way to Cap des Medes, the north eastern point of Ile de Porquerolles
Off the point is an amazing rock formation
We then pass the fortress called the Batterie des Medes
From the other side the “Rochers des Medes ou des Deux Frères” look equally amazing
Continuing east we approach the Ile Port-Cros and Ilot de la Gabiniere which are part of the Iles d’Hyeres
Once again with the most perfect calm conditions we continue motoring due east towards the northern part of the island of Corsica
After 11 hours of comfortable motoring we see the north western coast of Corsica in the distance
An hour later we approach the north west coast of Corsica
In the distance we see the medieval citadel of the ancient town of Calvi
Calvi apparently has a rich and chequered history. It dates back to the Neolithic period however recorded history was from approximately 1000 BC when the Romans brought agriculture to the land
The walled citadel of Calvi has been well maintained over the years and is a lovely place to visit. Many tourists visit the old town every year and enjoy strolling around the quaint narrow streets
We anchor out in the large Bay of Calvi
As we have visited Calvi several times in the past, we decided to remain aboard and enjoyed a simple dinner of steak and salad

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