Photo: Corsica. I have arrived after an epic 36 hour haul on the motor today but a good 4 hours on spinaker yesterday. What a forgiving boat that can let you play spinnaker single handed mind you the wind was very light.
Photo: Girolata. Passing the La Scandola nature reserve ending the day in Girolata @€23 a night. This is my third night in Corsica and the first at a marina well on a bouy anyway. Sent from Samsung tablet
Photo: 35mm camera. This is the best pick of 48 pictures from my old film camera. There is something I like in these pictures perhaps it is specific focus that could be achieved with a more expensive camera. Hopefully I will get that one picture during the trip which I am happy to hang on my wall.
Photo: Iles Sanguinaires. I balked at sailing between these islands and pulled down the foresail and motored when leeway was drifting me too close to the rocks. I have a healthy respect for ‘blood thirsty’ islands.
Photo: Boats Ajaccio. There was a variety of boats at Ajaccio alot of the big ones filling up with stuff some nice ones but not as many as were in Marseille. There were also some little traditional fishing boats. She isn’t sitting on the dog. Note the pulley system on the backstay I have a document that suggests doing this on a 3/4 rig atalanta as a way of flattening off the sail and spilling the top. Depowering it.
Photo: Ile Piana to Propriano. The first photo is of ile Piana where I lost the tip of my finger. Looking at that picture I can understand the haste in which I wanted to get in for a swim. Mary spent two nights here on anchor by herself. The boat in front is the one that organised the ambulance and rushed me off to meet it. Also washing the wound etc whilst I went the faint period. It took 3 mooring spots before I was given this one to wait out the Mistral.
Photo: A17 Gambol 2013 Wheel Addition Ref Richard Hall A184. If you raise your mast your self and don’t have a wheel in place to push the mast aft as suggested by Richard Hall then I strongly suggest you make one. I Wish I had done it the first time I saw it – it was on the to do list…………..!! Very highly recommended.