Category Archives: Sailing Cantana 2013

August is the holiday month in Italy. CROWDED!

Here in the island Favignana, some 10 miles outside Trapani, west Sicily

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Here in Marina di Ragusa

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But in September much less crowded

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Or because my daughter and gran kids was here?

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Searching for the buildings from the lovely movie “Cinema Paradiso” in the Sicilian city Bagheira,
but found only these funny figures:

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Sardinia to Sicily, 170 miles, 38 hours

A very nice airshow the day before we left Sardinia, probably not because we should leave.

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A beautiful trip to Trapani, Sicily, where we at once felt at home in the fantastic fish and fruit/veggie markets to nearly half prices compared to Sardinia. And even more friendly, relaxed and human people. Without going too deep what a big difference it is between these two islands, belonging to the same country!

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Happy in the mafia hat!

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La Dolce Vita at Costa Esmeralda, northern Sardinia

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Bonifacio, Corsica

A famous old city due to a deep narrow fjordlike inlet and because houses are very close to the cliffs end. Now in end July extremely crowded and busy with lots of tourists, boats of all kind and cars. Very expensive marina. It was an easy decision to leave for a nice quiet bay in north Sardinia again.

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Porto Cervo, NE Sardinia

Words are not necessary to these pics

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North East Sardinia

Olbia in the middle of this area, is a dirty port with big ships/ferries but with a very pleasant, clean and touristic city.

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Around Olbia there is a large area with a very beautiful archepelago with lots of nice beaches to drop the anchor. If you prefer to visit a marina, you will be robbed, it’s very expensive indeed!
For instance, per night
Circolo Nautico in Olbia, 78€
Cavallo in Olbia, 125€
Rotondo, just N of Olbia, 205€
Porto Cervo, N of Olbia, 150€ for a mooring buoy

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The beaches are wonderful, but on weekends crowded.

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To rent an umbrella and sun chair is not cheap

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Smooth sailing (Sw: smörsegling)

along the East Coast of Sardinia.

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Port Frailis close to Arbatax in clear clear water

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