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May 26, 2019 - Enjoying the Costa Smerelda

Saturday May 18 Gen spent most of the day trying to sort the engine out. News is not good at the moment. We’re nicely dug in which is great (we let out more chain in the morning as we were experiencing gusts from the west. Sunday May 19 With the winds to increase and no luck on getting the engine going we up’d anchor and sailed to an anchorage near the entrance to Olbia. We might need to get some engine specialists on board to assess the problem and if the worst came to worst we’d need a two to the yard. Monday May 20 Let out more chain as...

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Sep 29, 2018 - Last day in Sardinia

Today we travelled northwest visiting the towns of Sassari and Alghero. On the way our guide gave us more information about the economy of Sardinia. In the past the ranking in importance was sheep, agriculture and tourism but that order has now been reversed. The sheep are farmed in the hills through which we passed a couple of days ago and are milked to make cheese and shorn for their wool. That wool is now bringing ing just 8 cents per kilo and even then not all can be sold so the farmers have to pay to dispose of it. Olives are a better...

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Sep 28, 2018 - Sailing in the archipelago.

Today was one of those delightful surprises which make a trip special. Our bus took us north from Olbia along the coast road,through small towns which are mainly tourist towns, to Palau which is the harbour for the archipelago. Quickly found our yacht, walked the gangplank, removed our shoes and settled down for a day in the care of Marco and Dennis, two young men who sailed, cooked, chatted and generally looked after us. Motored out then they set the sails and we enjoyed calm sea and remarkably blue waters. Many other yachts out but not...

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Sep 27, 2018 - Fonni to Olbia

Last night held a couple of surprises. Our hotel was a ski lodge so my room had four beds, some had six. Our meal was plentiful and designed for après ski appetites. An antipasti platter per person held four different meats, two cheeses plus grilled veg and olives. Next course very ample servings of pasta of two varieties, next course suckling pig, wild boar and potatoes, next course two very light pastries holding cheese. Then came a serve of a home made drink - choice of grappa or a mint flavoured fortified wine. Then an invitation to the...

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Oct 5, 2013 - Olbia, Sardinia

Olbia, Sardinia Today was a nice relaxing day walking the streets of Olbia which has Phoenician origins and was also once a Roman trading post. It was a small fishing village but has now become Sardinia’s busiest ferry port. The town itself doesn’t really have a lot going for it but is very pleasant to walk around with one main street that has all the usual souvenirs and “stuff” available as well as restaurants and cafes. We passed a few pleasant hours there which included a beer break, of course, before heading back to the ship. It was a...

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Apr 7, 2011 - Sardaigne...Arrivederci!

Eh oui, c’est fait! Le tour de l’île : Alghero, Bosa, Oristano, Cagliari, Nuoro, Olbia et Santa Teresa. La mer, la montagne et un peu de plaine. Les couleurs ….bleu et vert. Une très belle surprise pour moi, la Sardaigne. Un must! pour des couples. Comme pour la plupart du temps, ils sont en désaccord, ici c’est parfait. La mer ou la montagne? Le bleu ou le vert? De l’eau, le vin ou la bière? Tout est là pour la concertation. Les italiens sont super gentils (ceux qui habitent la Sardaigne). Très ouverts, prêt à aider….mais en italien. Ici...

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