The adventures of Yacht Flirtie

07 August 2021 | Sicily, Palermo, Nautica Galizzi (position: 38 07.372'N 13 22.218'E)
01 August 2021 | Sicily, Termini Imerese (position: 37 58.851'N 13 42.872'E) & Artemar Marina
27 July 2021 | Sicily, Cefalu (position: 38.02.042'N 14 02.463'E)
25 July 2021 | Sicily, Contrada Rais-Gerbi (position: 38 01.673'N 14 08.546'E)
24 July 2021 | Sicily, Capo d'Orlando, S.Carra (position: 38 09.354'N 14 47.674'E)
15 July 2021 | Sicily, Milazzo (position: 38 13.206'N 15 14.741'E)
10 July 2021 | Vulcano, Spaggia di Cannitello - Aeolian Islands (position: 38 22.318'N 15 00.287'E)
07 July 2021 | Lipari, Praia di Vinci - Aeolian Islands (position: 38 26.417'N 14 56.978'E)
30 June 2021 | Salina, Santa Marina - Aeolian Islands (position: 38 33. 071'N 14 52.208'E)
29 June 2021 | Lipari, Porto Pignatro Marina (position: 38 28.677'N 14 57.816'E)
27 June 2021 | Porticello, Lipari - Aeolian Islands (position: 38 30.636'N 14 57.963'E)
25 June 2021 | Caletta dei Zimmari, Panerea - Aeolian Islands (position: 38 37.600'N 15 03.993'E)
22 June 2021 | Porticello, Lipari - Aeolian Islands (position: 38 30.615'N 14 57.962'E)
16 June 2021 | Porto di Ponente, Vulcano - Aeolian Islands (position:38 25.221'N 14 57.182'E)
15 June 2021 | Milazzo (position: 38 13.217'N 15 14.710'E)
13 June 2021 | Taormina (position: 37 50.794'N 15 17.433'E)
12 June 2021 | Monte Pergola, Augusta (position: 37 14.234'N 15 14.010'E)
06 June 2021 | Siracusa anchorage (position: 37 03.604''N 15 16.734'E)
04 June 2021 | Portopalo (position: 36 40.140'N 15 06.726'E)
02 June 2021 | Sicily, Marina di Ragusa (position: 36 46.863'N 14 32.701'E)

Sardinia, Porto Conte to Alghero Log

31 July 2016 | SER-MAR Marina, Alghero (position: 40 33.907'N 08 18.720'E)
Bruce and Caroline
We were both reluctant to leave Porto Conte, if it wasn't for short supplies we probably would have stayed another week. However, needs must etc. so we weighed anchor and motored all of 7.5 miles out of our lovely, quiet anchorage following the coastline to the entrance of Alghero and that of SER-MAR marina.

Federico was there to greet us in his RIB and guided us to a berth where his mooring attendant (they're called ormeggiatori here) assisted us with mooring - this time to hoops on a floating pontoon and not bollards on a concrete wall. Basic greetings were exchanged and understood, yay!

Formal paperwork was dealt with in record time - just a photocopy of our passports and ships registration, that's all! No signing or writing down a whole host of information in duplicate - excellent!

SER-MAR marina provides a very different experience from the huge corporate/private enterprises that we've become used to since leaving the UK. There's a 'welcome' mat at the gated entrance along with several pots of flowering plants. It has a small and personal touch. The office and toilet/showering facilities, although basic are located in a wood-cladded portacabin that has a 'shaded' outdoor seating area with table, chairs and BBQ! Federico is very friendly and is clearly very proud of his marina as he pointed out his latest investment in supplying electricity to the pontoons. He's also an astute businessman. By monitoring AIS he knew that we came from Porto Conte and a great deal of thought has gone into his map of the town as it included all the essentials that a yachts person would normally either have to find for themselves or ask for - we are impressed!

We're even more impressed when he took one of us including jerry cans in his car down to the local fuel station to fill up. Potable water, electricity and excellent Wi-Fi were all included in our berthing fee of €55 per night.

Total distance this season: 1078.77 miles
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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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