Our passage to Elba from Porto di Roma wasn’t ideal – sloppy short chop and variable winds all the way. We bypassed Isola Giglio as the moorings didn’t look at all inviting, checking out the site of the Costa Concordia disaster on the way through. More slop and chop, then finally a couple of hours of sail until we put down the anchor in Porto Azzura, Elba, at 1700. Any excuse to get in the water, I checked our anchor and found a surprising bonus - right beneath us was a perfectly good mooring block, still with loop, but minus float! Terry hooked us up, we left the anchor down as a decoy and voila! We weren’t going anywhere.
|Sea turtle rescue! We found three floating mid ocean - gave them away to kids|
|Rocks where the Costa Concordia struck|
|Thunderstorm - I snagged a lightning strike!|
|Fertile farmlands in the valleys|
|Pizza - simple and perfect|
|Beer Blogger hard at work|