|Vessel Make/Model:||Najad 405|
|Hailing Port:||Suffolk Yacht Harbour, UK|
|Crew:||Simon, Fiona and Daisy the dog!|
|About:||Simon and Fiona had Brindabella built in Sweden before she was launched in 2009. They sailed her from Sweden back to Suffolk in the UK. They are now exploring the Mediterranean.|
On Thursday we were intending to depart and head north. We had a leisurely breakfast ashore and took Daisy for a walk. Once back at the boat we paid the marina and refilled the water tanks. The water pressure was extremely low and the tanks took over an hour to fill. Eventually we were ready to depart, [...]
Le Spezia is a medium sized town with a large harbour. There is a large naval base, small container port, cruise terminal and two marinas. We chose to go into Assonautica, the smaller of the two marinas and the one close to the town. In season, this is normally fully booked as they only have a small [...]
When we left Pisa we had a fair amount of wind for about 2 hours, then it completely died and we motor sailed the remainder of the journey to Porto Venere. In front of the town, there is a fish farm in the bay with floating buoys. We anchored in line with a hotel.
After leaving the island of Capraia we returned to Porto di Pisa. We visited here on the way down. We left in little wind, but during the day the wind built to a steady 16 knots and was perfect for sailing. We had a great sail up to the entrance of the port.
We had a calm journey to the Isola di Capraia. The backdrop of the mountains was stunning as we approached the bay. Although there was a small anchorage, we decided to tie onto one of the buoys. We called up the capitaneria and a man turned up shortly in a dinghy and tied us onto a complex system of [...]
After our very unpleasant night for the second night in Porto Azzurro, we decided to leave for the mainland at Marina de Medici. Due to the continued strong winds, we had a great sail and very fast! The swell was pushing into the entrance at the marina, and you need to turn side onto the swell for the [...]
After anchoring in Portoferraio, we moved around the island to the anchorage in Porto Azzurro. This is a large anchorage and although not busy in the day, it filled up by the evening. There is a lovey harbour here which was immaculately clean and lined with small shops and restaurants.