I've just come back from 10 days of RIB adventure in the Med.
So if anyone is interested, or wondering about taking their boat down there, read on.
I did a little bit of planning, mostly using Google Earth for pictures, a proper map and a book on the area:
Corsica is in the top left, Sardinia at the bottom. As you can see, there are loads of islands between the two that needed exploring.
Knowing my fuel consumption (1.65 litres per Nautical Mile) I could plan the route and ensure I could call into the marinas for fuel if needed.
I keep the boat in Corsica, so its just a Sleazy Jet flight away and an email to my mate who puts the boat in the water, all clean and ready for the week:
We set off the following day in very hot weather - 35 degrees. This was due to a hot wind coming up from North Africa, which gave the sky a kind of hazy look. Sea was pretty flat despite the wind.
We left our Marina (Proprianno) which is on the West of Corsica, halfway up, motored south along the coast until we got to Bonifacio where we stopped for lunch and some fuel:
Its probably the most amazing Marina in the Med, a natural harbour with a medieval town on the cliff top and full of super yachts and some interesting RIBS:
Fuel was 1.44 Euros a litre, which is about £1.06 - pretty cheap !
Leaving the port you can see the houses clinging to the cliffs:
On the way to Sardinia there are loads of Islands to visit, some inhabited others not. So we stopped off for a picnic and quick swim whenever we got too hot or hungary: