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When the winds eased, we decided to grab the chance to move a little bit more to the west.  Saturday morning we motored to a beautiful anchorage about 20 miles away, Capo Testa, arriving before the afternoon winds built up too much.  On Sunday, this time with no wind at all, we motored another 30 miles here to Castelsardo, an old walled town with the wall still intact, as you can see in this photo.  Somehow, with our still very basic Italian, we were able to communicate with the marina and get a berth.  There is another Mistral coming, so we will be staying here at least until the end of the week. We are now in the big curve at the top of Sardinia, so we are out of the direct line of the strongest winds.  Thank goodness!

It is our first marina in over 2 months, so we have already washed the entire boat down and done 3 big buckets of wash.  We have a watermaker, which is completely adequate for our needs at sea, but it does not allow us the luxury of just running a hose.  Now that our chores are done, we are off to explore Sardinia by land.  Harry will be baking a birthday cake today (his famous chocolate sliver cake) and we'll celebrate Jane's birthday tomorrow.  More in a few days...

Rob Spratt
7/18/2011 01:26:50 pm

Jane,
I hope you have a great birthday. Love the blog.
Rob

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Peter and Dorothy
7/19/2011 12:49:45 pm

Happy Birthday Jane, hope the winds get better. Peter and Dorothy.

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Jane Rogers Jones
7/19/2011 06:25:41 pm

Are you seeing any effects from Mount Etna blowing her top? Is the red tongue the same as the mistral? I googled red tongue with no luck. Your blog is fabulous!
Jane

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9/24/2012 06:35:52 pm

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