The adventures of Yacht Flirtie

14 August 2017 | Cala Inferno, Ponza (position: 41 27.107'N 12 38.853'E)
09 August 2017 | Civitavecchia (position: 42 03.892’N 11 48.684’E)
08 August 2017 | Civitavecchia (position: 42 03.892’N 11 48.684’E)
27 July 2017 | Civitavecchia (position: 42 03.892’N 11 48.684’E)
27 July 2017 | Civitavecchia (position: 42 03.892’N 11 48.684’E)
26 July 2017 | Civitavecchia (position: 42 03.892’N 11 48.684’E)
26 July 2017 | Civitavecchia (position: 42 03.892’N 11 48.684’E)
22 July 2017 | Civitavecchia (position: 42 03.892’N 11 48.684’E)
20 July 2017 | Civitavecchia (position: 42 03.892’N 11 48.684’E)
16 July 2017 | Civitavecchia (position: 42 03.892’N 11 48.684’E)
09 July 2017 | Civitavecchia (position: 42 03.892’N 11 48.684’E)
07 July 2017 | Cala Canelle (position: 42 21.159'N 10 55.348'E)
05 July 2017 | Porto Azzurro (position: 42 45.646'N 10 23.553'E)
04 July 2017 | Portoferraio, Elba (position: 42 48.339'N 10 19.334'E)
03 July 2017 | Portoferraio, Elba (position: 42 48.339'N 10 19.334'E)
02 July 2017 | Port Toga marina (position: 42 42.480'N 09 27.299'E)
29 June 2017 | Port Toga marina (position: 42 42.480'N 09 27.299'E)
27 June 2017 | Port Toga marina (position: 42 42.480'N 09 27.299'E)
26 June 2017 | Macinaggio marina (position: 42 57.506'N 09 27.294'E)
25 June 2017 | Calvi (position: 42 33.755'N 08 45.702'E)

“Cascades des Anglais” – “The Englishman’s Waterfall”

02 July 2017 | Port Toga marina (position: 42 42.480'N 09 27.299'E)
Bruce & Caroline
In the 19th Century, the aristocratic English enjoyed being bought to the 'Cascades des Anglais', on donkey back... we took the more modern approach by catching the train to travel 2.5 hours into the mountains to arrive at the small village of Vizzavona in the heart of Corsica and mid-point of the GR20, regarded as one of the most challenging of Europe's hiking routes.

The train journey provided stunning views as it climbed slowly up and around the mountains covered with green pine trees and with rocky ravines below. From the small train station at Vizzavona it took an hour to reach the waterfall following the red/white waymarks along a stony path lined with ferns, moss, holly and proper mud!



After crossing a few bridges, the sound of water cascading became louder and eventually the waterfall came into view where, in true British form we sat and had a picnic before deciding on venturing up along the side of the river to see even more cascades. The path eventually zigzagged away from the river and turned steeply into more of a climb with rocky terrain, that's when we turned around to return back to the village.



We can certainly see why the aristocratic English enjoyed coming up here because it really is a slice of the great British countryside and reminded us so much of home... the New Forest, Forest of Dean and the West Highland Way, we even spotted a few chaffinches and loads of robins. Despite everything that we see and enjoy on our travels, walking in dense forests is certainly something that we've really missed and it's significantly cooler than on the coast!

Without doubt our visit here is another highlight on this year's cruise!
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Vessel Name: Yacht Flirtie
Vessel Make/Model: Trident Voyager 40
Hailing Port: Dartmouth, UK
Crew: Bruce and Caroline Trott
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Who: Bruce and Caroline Trott
Port: Dartmouth, UK

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