Monday, 22 August 2011

Back to Italy

We arrived Porto Cervo on the 14th and I had the luck to meet Chelly, an old colleague from m/y Silver. Later in the afternoon we move inside the marina and during the mooring our keel touched a rock on the bottom of the marina. Luckily no damages were discovered when I dived to have a look on the bottom. It was just a matter of shallow water due to weather circumstances.

Mark in Elba

Elba

Elba

On the 15th we move out at the anchorage for swimming and later in the evening we heave up anchor and depart for the Island of Elba.

m/y Indian Empress in Elba

m/y Ice in Marina di Campo

Porto Cervo

We arrive Elba on the 16th and anchor at Porto Azzurro for a short while. Due to so many boats in the area we move out to Golfo Lacuna. Lot of boat traffic there too but less than in Porto Azzurro. We did not stay here long and we moved onwards the coast to the Bay of Marina di Campo. As it happened m/y Ice was there also at the same time. She also left before nightfall and so did we in the evening and headed towards Capri.

Porto Cervo

Porto Cervo

Capri

We arrived Capri on the 17th and anchored in front of marina Piccola. Here we stayed all night king and next morning 18th we went and anchored in the bay of Cala del Rio. Pretty tricky as the bay is very small compared to our size and considering the swing circle after we dropped 6 schackles of chain due to the depth.

Capri

m/y A at Capri

Cool tenderboat at Capri

In the evening we heaved up anchor and shifted back in front of Marina Piccola. On the 19th we sailed for Amalfi and anchored in front of the town. We did not even stop engines when we heaved up again and moved in front of Nerano as the famous restaurant Quattro Passi is there. In the evening we returned back to Capri. It was hard finding a anchoring spot as the anchorage was chockablock with other yachts.

Svilen & me at Cala del Rio in Capri

m/y Indian Empress anchored Cala del Rio in Capri

Cala del Rio in Capri

21st we stay in front of Capri at anchor and on the morning 22nd we move into Marina di Stabia, just next to Castellammare di Stabia. Nice marina but a very tight squeeze to go in between the wave breakers. It would not be possible in adverse weather.

m/y Serene

Some people really like their toys...

Amalfi coast

Amalfi coast

Amalfi coast

Amalfi coast

Amalfi coast

Plamen @ Amalfi coast

Capri Island

Sunrise over Sorrento

Capri Island

m/y Indian Empress in Marina di Stabia













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