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Old 25 September 2015, 09:52   #1
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Rib adventure in the Med

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:

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The water was very clear and warm. A few places we had some company, but most of the time you could spend the day there on your own.



We ended up in La Maddalena, a small island off the north coast of Sardinia and were greeted by the local (Mafia) Harbour Master and his mate. Complete with the obligatory invisible life jackets everyone wears in the Med:



This was a great place. Italian coffee, ice cream and pizzas

The view from my hotel, where I could keep the boat:



Italian coast guard boats:



After a few nights exploring the place, drinking the wine and eating the food, we motored back a different way and found some more places worthy of staying:



Some restaurants you could turn up for dinner at by boat:



Finally made it back to Corsica after several days later:



I'm now back home, depressed and counting the days till Christmas when I will be back there again for some more.
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Old 25 September 2015, 10:00   #3
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Cracking write up & pics, sort of a warm water Gurnard😄


.....sh1t happens.......
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Great post and photos ,,,,,,
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Well if any one finds themselves down in Corsica let me know. I'm usually there a few times a year.

Your all welcome to join me on the boat for a day or two.

The place is flipping brilliant. Loads of little coves only accessible by boat, chased by Dolphins most days and sea warmer than a British Summer

Sleazy Jet was 350 return for two people.
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Grt stuff tremendous write up.


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Wow, another one for the bucket list. Regards Jim
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Top write up and pics.
Thank You for sharing.
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Well if any one finds themselves down in Corsica let me know. I'm usually there a few times a year.

Your all welcome to join me on the boat for a day or two.

The place is flipping brilliant. Loads of little coves only accessible by boat, chased by Dolphins most days and sea warmer than a British Summer

Sleazy Jet was 350 return for two people.


Is it this area ? I have been planning Greece again but maybe ...

1. I like to join but have no chance to keep up 5.4 (115HP) versus 8+ and twin 175HP
2. Have you been winter time here ? I'm thinking to go for Christmas somewhere (not sit again at house)

Thanks for sharing
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