Friday, 3 August 2018

The Gulf of Orosei

Our sailing guide only lightly describes the Orosei gulf as an exposed stretch of coastline only suitable for day anchorages, but with a long stretch of calm weather and lots of targets on the AIS showing other boats anchored overnight, we bravely pressed forward to explore the area.  Cala Ginepro was a sheltered anchorage with beach resorts (tasteful ones) dotted around the beach, and Cala Luna was an exposed and rolly marvel of caves and grottos.  During the day, one gets the impression of being in the middle of a swarm of wasps as tourist boats zip and zoom all around, but after 6 p.m. they all go home.  We managed to get some quality snorkeling in at 8 a.m. when the swell was call and before the hords returned.

We are now in Sainta Maria de Navarrese, visiting the oldest church in Sardenia and its 2000 year-old olive tree as we load up the fridge and water tanks for some longer hops down the coast.

Mareda in Cala Ginepro

Cala Luna

Sainta Maria de Navarrese

2000 year-old olive tree