We go up the West coast of Corsica, last step before joining Port Camargue, where we have planned some work on Tao. We find fleets of boats crowded moorings and rental... But... Surprise! We have never had more than a few boats around us.
Corsica deserves its name of "Island of beauty".
15 Aout 2015 -Îles Sanguinaires
From Sardinia, We are fortunate to be able to anchor in the sanguinary Islands. Little wind and virtually no swell. Some boats are wet and the only place with sand is already taken. Found even among some rocks a little corner of sand or anchor.
17 to the 22 August 2015: between Cargèse and Galeria
Anchor at Cala di Palu under the red cliffs. This narrow Bay where there is little room to avoid is the opportunity to test the technique of anchor wearing a mooring ashore. A first for us!
It takes us a little time to organize the ropes and choose the good rock on which cling... That's, everything is in place and the back of Tao is stabilized at a few meters from the cliff.
Swimming in a crystal clear water and cleaning of hull to remove algae.
"A bit of" idleness "also!
Then anchorage in the Bay of Girolata to the door of the natural park of the Scandola. We don't even try to go to the port because the Genoese tower behind a forest of masts profile... and this afternoon many boats are a direct course towards the bottom of Bay. Lucky, like that fairground moorings are almost deserted!
A last step in the Scandola reserve. We are alone in the area and sail along the coast close to find the ideal anchorage. Finally a Bay protected from the swell, close, with a ten meter background. We lay anchor in the center of the Bay and Philippe jumps in the water to carry a rope on a rock. Hardly pose t - it foot on the rock the Park Rangers appear from nowhere going to kindly tell us that this is not allowed. So we must move the anchor of a few meters in order to avoid without risk of hitting rocks that surround us. We spend the day at the foot of the cliffs with from time to time a boat of tourists who made the rounds of Tao to admire the beauty of this site. But it is forbidden to stay overnight, then we continue northward through a 'needle hole' between Corsica and the island of Gargalu....
eh yes, Tao is passed in this hole!
We find a quiet and deserted Bay just north of the Park of the Scandola. A few boats join us before the night falls. After a few races in Galeria, It is the 23 August we take the sea in the direction of the continent. The wind is weak but at night we see curtains of lightning on the horizon. We follow these storms on the radar and keep our distance by taking a road to the South…