We had been looking forward to spending some time in Villasimius in the South of Sardinia because we could access the land via the marina and take care of the usual landjobs: laundry, shopping and getting rid of our rubbish. There was no official dinghy dock in Villasimius marina but there was a wooden fence alongside one of the floating … Read More
Sailing the East Coast of Sardinia
We had ordered a new anchor chain from the chandlery in Cannigione on Monday the 30th of July. They said the delivery would probably be on Friday. So we had a whole week to hang around this little Sardinian town. Time to do some boat jobs… For a few weeks there had been a funny smell in the galley. First … Read More
Maddalenas, a must for cruisers in the Med?
Even before we had bought the boat, we researched the Maddalenas. This island group in the northeast of Sardinia is, according to many cruisers, one of the best destinations in the Med. Clear blue water, shimmering sandy beaches – you get the picture. We could barely believe this kind of tropical beauty was to be found in Europe. Fast forward … Read More
Million dollar Riva crashes into Goodvibes!
Our first anchorage in the Maddalenas, near the Spiaggia dell’Alberello on the island Giardinelli, was quiet at night but became very busy during the day. Only a handful of cruising boats would anchor for the night, but they were joined from late morning onwards by dozens of powerboats and ribs. Although there was a decent amount of space to anchor … Read More
Exploring Northern Sardinia by sailboat
When we left Porto Conte we said goodbye to Susan, she would go South whereas we would continue to Northern Sardinia. We could have gone around the island of Asinara but instead we opted to go through the narrow and shallow Fornelli passage which would save about 20 nm. Passaggio dei Fornelli The minimum depth of this channel is about … Read More
Adios España: from Menorca to Sardinia by sailboat
The last days in the Balearics – in Spain even – we spent in Fornells, Menorca. First we filled up with water in Ciutadella. The charge was €6 for unlimited water and a 2 hour stay, which meant we could give the entire boat a good wash and still had time to dump our rubbish and walk the dog. Then … Read More