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Travel Blogs from Fluminimaggiore
... It was a pleasant although winding drive (can't get away from the mountains it seems) but also very quiet on the road. So it was nothing like Montenegro! The countryside so far seems to resemble a cross between Aus and Spain. In fact Porto Pinto itself reminds Paul of SA's Yorke Peninsula.
On the hills above the beach are the ruins of a fort from WWII which we weren't expecting to see. If you were in Spain there would ...
... of the Island of St Peter. (he was apparently ship wrecked here on his travels).
We settled in on a sandy bottom this time and were soon joined by Matador, Yindee Plus and Hai Mei Gui. We all stayed two nights with a Pot Luck dinner on board Cuttyhunk before we parted company. The others headed west to Menorca while we perserveered with Sardinia and headed up the west coast.
... line especially at the Capes a lot of the area in from the coast is marshy with salt pans.
We spent a reasonable night there with minimum rolling and then we were off to track down Matador. We had great sail with a following wind but by the time we reached the bay they were in it was over 20kts and blowing straight into the anchorage. We called them on the radio and Stu ...
Well, the last leg of the tour also just had to incorporate a gradual day-long inch-our-way-south drive which took in as many points of interest as a day would permit, but this was a familiar procedure by now, so careful route-planning was more in the shape of mental than written notes. The first stop-off point was the colourful hillside town of Bosa, which I somehow suspect has been overlooked somewhat by visitors to the island who prefer to stay in ...
We were told it would take an hour there and back to do the climb to the top, so off we went and it was certainly worth it!
Breathtaking views from the top and an amazing structure - an ancient medieval fortress built on a volcanic cone and about 256m high. Set out on 3 levels, the climb got better and better the higher we got. The top was the previous residence of the lord of the castle and his court, the heart of the fortress and the last defensive rock for ...
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