Catamaran cruising

Who: Carolyn & Chris Gebbie
27 October 2020 | KIlada
11 October 2020 | Kiladha
11 October 2020 | Porto Heli
29 September 2020 | Astros
29 September 2020 | Cape Maleas
18 September 2020 | Gythion
12 September 2020 | Porto Kayio
12 September 2020 | Gythion
12 September 2020 | PLitra
05 September 2020 | Ormos Frangos
05 September 2020 | Gerakas
05 September 2020 | Kiprissi
05 September 2020 | Tyros
26 August 2020 | Astros
26 August 2020 | Kilada
23 October 2019 | Kilada
12 October 2019 | Kiladha
06 October 2019 | Astros
29 September 2019 | Kiladha
29 September 2019 | Porto Heli/Spetsai


04 September 2016 | Olbia
We left Taverna after a late start and made our way around the coast to the entrance to Olbia. As you cross the bay the buoyed channel is easily spotted, our only problem was the large cruise ship that decided to exit the relatively narrow channel at the same time as we were entering. We drifted at the side on the channel near the mussel beds as she went past. The ‘Old Commercial Quay’ in Olbia is a long space available for mooring, the problem is there are few points to tie off to, only the widely spaced bollards from large ships and a few bits of rusty iron. There was plenty of space available as we arrived and a number of boats at anchor off the quay as well. We moored next to an old bollard and combining that with a couple of bent bits of ironwork we were able to secure Splice alongside.
We had heard some reports of thefts from the quay here so were very cautious that first day and took it in turns to stay on board whilst getting bits of shopping and checking out the town. The other cruisers alongside hadn’t heard of any issues so we are hopeful there will be no problems with security. We now leave the boat looking as if she’s occupied, old cushions, magazines and sunglasses on deck and music playing when we leave her.
The centre of Olbia is very close and a good supermarket is 15 minutes walk away, it’s a working town but it is pleasant and the quay is the place to be in the evenings. The locals come out to promenade, the young men ride their scooters up and down the roadway and the girls cluster to chat and watch the display! It’s noisy and the passers-by are looking into the cockpit but it feels relaxed. It’s been fun to have a couple of evenings in the centre of things after being at anchor for a while.
Boats come and go all the time, mostly Italian and Swiss for some reason together with a number of Germans. As it’s difficult to moor up we go and help new-comers and yesterday Chris helped a British yacht alongside and we were invited for drinks that evening. Chicane of Falmouth is skippered by Tom with his partner Silka and three sailing friends along as crew. We had a fun couple of hours talking boats and cruising around the world with some very experienced sailors who have circumnavigated a number of times between them.

Photo: The Old Commercial Quay at Olbia
Vessel Name: Splice
Vessel Make/Model: Broadblue 435 Catamaran
Crew: Carolyn & Chris Gebbie
We have been married for over 25 years and have two grown up sons. Carolyn has dual English/French nationality and speaks French well. [...]
Extra: Contact us at splice435(the at sign)gmail.com
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Who: Carolyn & Chris Gebbie