And South to Olbia

We left our one day paradise and weighed anchor at 0911, gently prising her out of the sand and firmly secured on Arctura we slipped gently out of Cala Di Zeri and into 25 knot winds.

Leaving the turquoise waters of Cavallo

Our destination is Olbia, or more precisely Liscia Delle Saline. Which is a recommended anchorage just outside the entrance to Olbia

The sail was uneventful, but fast, often pulling 8 knots plus. As we approached the Madelena islands of Budeli and Caperra and eventually the coast of Sardinia, we remembered and reminisced when we were first here some two years ago.

Passing Isolotti Monaci light house, just to their east of Caprera
Approaching Olbia from the north

Olbia bay is massive and as we tacked towards our marina we saw some pretty little villages either side. We anchored in 4 metres of water in a 25 to 30 knot offshore westerly wind. The anchor, as usual held first time and we settle in for the evening with a glass of wine and a spaghetti carbonara.

This anchorage is rock steady and once inside Arctura you wouldn’t know the difference between this and a well sheltered marina.

Our anchorage
Our anchorage

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