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Girolata

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    Girolata

    October 30, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Sadly I woke at 03:30 because we were rolling so much, not good, we lasted until 06:30 then as it was light enough to see we got up and got underway munching on a banana each in lieu of breakfast. Fortunately we found a small sheltered cove by 08:00 and dropped anchor so John could have his morning cuppa and toast, he is definitely a happier person with tea inside him. We now know that it is more important to shelter from the swell than the wind, which seems to drop away overnight anyway. This means we will be rethinking our original overnight anchorage plan for tonight. We continued along the west coast but decided against hugging the coastline as there were some very large bays and we needed to reach shelter before dark at about 18:00. Coastline was impressive though with some very red rocks. We decided to head for a Girolata as it appeared to be only sheltered spot even though in theory there were mooring buoys we would have to pay for. John informed me the approach was stunning but due to the swell I was having a lie down, the bay itself was lovely but the book says in season they squeeze in more than 100 boats that I cant imagine. A man came out as we arrived and we confirmed we wanted to stay the night ‘you are lucky it is free now as everything is closed’ great news he even gave us permission to tie up on one of the jetties. Well another day so another walk, we headed up following the path towards Galeria knowing that as it was 6 hours away we would have to retrace our steps but the views were stunning, the contrast of the red rocks and the green vegetation was impressive we definitely headed up as we were just below the clouds when we returned around.Read more

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