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  • Day198

    Capoliveri town and headland

    October 8, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Here are photos from our walk around Capoliveri headland. It was a gorgeous day, the walk from the boat to the town of Capoliveri was shaded and only one section on a busy road. The town was very picturesque and we enjoyed what was probably going to be our last decent latte while watching the tourists and locals go about there business. We then walked through town at the town hall and then up on to the headland only about 500m elevation but some sections were very steep. The views north across the island to Porto Azzurro and Portoferraio were stunning and we could see Corsica, our next destination, off to the west. We then walked anti-clockwise round main section of the headland seeing lots of bikers, some full gung-ho mountain bikers, others only just off road and lots of hikers and only a few cars. On the SW edge we saw the spoil heaps from the open cast mines as well as vineyards. At the end of our walk we returned to Capoliveri for a delicious if late lunch before ambling back to the boat, this time we managed to avoid the busy road. Wind due to swing round to south early tomorrow so have to decide whether to head to Corsica about 40 Nm away or just go around the island, we love Elba but not sure when our next option to head west will arise so may need to move on.Read more