Sunday, July 28, 2013

From Sardinia to Palma

 MOODI Sailing from Sardinia - Italy to Palma - Spain 

Dear Friends,

I have sailed alread four months and slowly getting my sea legs...

I am at Palma Airport, where Ruth Schilling left and Noam and Varda are joining me...

Ruth came to Olbia Sardinia 12 July and we continued Northbound. The first night at anchor south of Cala Di Volpe. We reached Madalena Marine park noon time and picked up a boy.

The wind was 22-26 kts and I did not pay enough attention and got 4 scratches right side from a producing stone.... Apparently I was drifting... Luckily the damage was not serious.
Day three to Bonifaccio  in Corsica. Day four we entered a small fishing village on the North West Coast of Sardinia named Castelsardo. Beautiful. Day five to Alghero, where we stayed  for two days. We visited the Neptunes Cave and toured extensively the Old Town of Alghero..
Day seven  left Italy and crossed to Machon in Minorca. First night anchored in a beautiful Fjord named Cala Teulera. Unfortunately we were kicked out from there by the port authority and spent another night on a floating pontoon with no water and electricity... We visited the largest fortress in the whole Europa, which was impressive...
Day 10 brought us to Ciadella which lies on the West Coast of Minorca . Anchored out for two days and sailed the night to Porto Colom in Majorca. Entered a proper Marina for two days with water and electricity... Now a lesson that I learned : the potable (drinking) water was horrible and I did not check forehand, so filled all tanks with brackish water, which is hard to drink. We changed to mineral water to drinking and only use tank water for showers till  I have disposed all the water from the tanks.. Next time I will see that the left tank will be full and closed when filling water and I WILL TASTE THE WATER FROM THE TAP BEFORE PUTTING IT IN THE TANKS,!!
Yesterday we hired a car for 3 days. Toured the Island yesterday, took Ruth to the Airport and am waiting for Noam and Varda..we will tour the Island by car tomorrow 
Report 11 you will receive from Valencia 7th August... 

Jerry Livson