June 10th-June 22, 2020
Approaching Sardinia, Italy, and the beautiful harbor of Santa Teresa
First meal in Italy, of course it's Pizza :-)
Beautiful bike ride along the north west coast of Sardinia.
This rock formation looks like a bear
We were enjoying the view of he city square of Santa Teresa during our dinner out
Our anchorage on the Isola di Culuccia, Northerns Sardinia. The Maddalena archipelago is in the background
Hiked up to the top of the island. This is how they grow herbs and vegetables here
From our own little beach
Rounded beautiful Punta Sardagena. All the buildings were built to blend in with nature. Btw, Sardagena is Sardinia in Italien.
Our anchorage in the bay of Punta Sardagena and Altura. Next bay over is Palau, a very busy city where all the ferries to Maddalena archipelago goes from
On our hike on the peninsula we these beautiful blooming trees on the side of the road
We stayed in the marina in Maddalena. Very nice marina in the center of the city. We enjoyed walking around in the town with all these colorful alleys. We visited some very good restaurants as well
First day we biked around the whole island of Maddalena. This is the north coast
Once again, we love our Brompton bikes :-)
We biked over the the connecting island, by a bridge, Caprera. We visited the house, and museum, of Garibaldi. Unfortunately it was closed due to Covid-19.
Then we biked up to the fort that is a Museo nazionale Memoriale Guiseppi Garibaldi, Pretty tough uphill bike ride. At the top Anders had a flat tire. Luckily it was only a slow leak so we just pumped it up again and it was all good to go again
Beautiful scenery on this bike ride
The connecting bridge
We sailed over to the next island, Santo Stefano. We read that there was an old statue of Garibaldi. When we read more about it it wasn't Garibaldo. It was Obstanzo Ciano. Anyway very impressive
Our anchorage. Next we hiked over to the fort on the other side of the bay
No we're on the other side of the bay. Exploring the old fort
Love the view of Horizon through the stone window in the fort
Next morning we celebrated the Swedish National Holiday, 6th of June
This place was a little funky. Wonder if it used to be a prisoner. This was a room with a toilet and a sink connected to a room above
Anders is posing outside, what we think, used to be a toilet. Opening down to the ground
Beautiful anchorage at the island of Santa Maria. Not very crowded on this beach :-)
Rainbow over Maddalena
Brisk sailing between some small islands and the east coast of Maddalena. going south
Next stop in the Maddalena archipelago was the south west part of Caprera, Cala Portese. Very popular anchorage. We hiked out to the old abounded military fort. Lots of creepy bunkers to explore
Last stop in the Maddalena archipelago is on the east side of Caprera, Cala Coticcio. It's called Tahiti, and you know why when you anchor here. Just stunning with high mountains and crystal clear water.
Luckily we are in a slow season. this anchorage didn't have space for many boats, pretty tight here.
We left beautiful Maddalena Arcihpelago in the early morning, Set sail for Sicily
Passage to Sicily
Passage from Sardinia to Sicily. It took us 1.9 days. And we averaged 4.3 Knots. The shortest great circle distance is 188 Nautical Miles. We sailed 198 Nautical Miles to get here.
I caught a big fish, a black finned Tuna, the first evening in the sunset. So now we have the freezer full of tasty fish
My catch!Anders is ready with the net
What a beauty
Hard work cleaning the fish. The sugar scoop is perfect for cleaning the fish
Lots of cleaned fish goes in the freezer
Worked into the sunset. Time to go to bed. Sicily here we come...