Hotel Villa Pimpina
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... along the way. The worst was a delay of two weeks when we had to have a ‘lift out’ to replace a broken rudder seal.(The boat leaked quite a bit until it was repaired!!)
I must say that we have both begun to enjoy the life-style and certainly the Italian food has helped us on our way.
Hoping everyone is OK
Caio for now
I arrived back on board ...
Hola to Ciao – we have been in transit town for the last little while, Spain to Italy.
Bilbao was amazing, our accommodation was tucked in the old quarter, no cars, houses to the streets and Roman style cobblestones – absolutely picture perfect. Eating and drinking houses at every turn, windy streets you definitely want to get lost in. After a yummy "lunch of the day" – including paella and some wonderful menu ...
... 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.
... early afternoon the breeze was well and truly up by the time we got there.It did not look a very attractive place to stop, boats that were anchored there were bobbing up and down quite frantically.
So we carried on to the next recommended anchorage at Malfatano. Something we haven't been prepared for here is how shallow some of the anchorages are. Although there is still a steep ...