We arrived here after a relatively uneventful, but long overnight passage from Sardinia. We motored and motor-sailed the whole way and decided to bypass Ponza, one of a small volcanic island group known as the Pontine Islands, since we arrived there in the morning and had a beautiful day for the remaining 35 miles to the mainland. We found the marina in Gaeta full to capacity, but they found us a space next to the fuel dock for a night. We then made special arrangements to leave the boat for 12-days while we took our trip inland to Tuscany with Lisa’s family. Upon our return, they found space for us to winter-over here. We are very happy and relieved to be settled into such a pleasant place for the next few months.
Nothing of note here as this was just an overnight stop for us. The purpose-built marina was almost empty, and we had an unhelpful dock-hand while securing the boat for the night. Luckily, no damage was done, and we left early the next day. The east coast of Sardinia is very rugged, remote and beautiful. We enjoyed the views and a pleasant sail, although it was the second day in a row where we experienced a sudden wind shift late in the afternoon.