Dates: 09/26/08 – 9/27/08
Distance: 48 nm
Sailed from: Carloforte
A beautiful day to sail around the south end of Sardinia, some of the time in the company of a Swedish-owned yacht with the owner and three crew aboard on their way to Malta. In very settled conditions, we anchored at sunset for one night in shallow water in the small bay which has been used since Phoenician times and is the site of Nora, an important Phoenician-Roman archeological site.
With distant lightning over the mountains, we spent part of the night worried about a change in wind or weather, but nothing happened. Instead, we sat quietly at anchor and awoke to the incredible sight of Roman ruins onshore. We decided not to push our luck and weighed anchor in the late morning with the understanding that we would return to the archeological site on land before leaving Sardinia. The color of the water in Sardinia is really amazing — a deep blue and very clear — every detail of the bottom can be seen in shallower water (<5 meters).