Saturday, 23 June 2018

Marciana, Elba Island

From Bastia we sailed 35 miles to the island of Elba, Italy where Napoleon was briefly exiled and where we hoped to find a good shipyard for a growing list of repairs.

Our first glimpse of the island was Marciana.  This is no place for repairs but a charming stop on the way to Portoferraio.

Marciana Fish Market

And finally at anchor in Portoferraio bay, considered one of the most protected bays in the world.  Last night, 35 knots blowing outside the bay and only a few gusts of 15 inside.  Excellent holding, beautiful surroundings, and (so far) enough room for everyone.