Saturday 17th September 2023
We arrived in the port town of Ajaccio around 0800hrs, hot, sticky, smelly and tired; a cabin with 5 is not recommended. To make matters worse, there was no AirCon ventilation and it was an inside cabin, still we were better off than those sleeping in the corridors: I think?? Probably the only good things about the trip was last nights meal and how calm the sea was.
We were first off the ferry, couldn’t wait, and headed to the marina and whilst waiting for the tender to arrive, grabbed some breakfast.
“Elton”(the name of the yacht) was at anchor about 100 meters outside the port entrance and surprisingly we managed to get the five of us with our bags and pushchair plus the skipper into the dingy, but we were lucky with the sea state. Once aboard and settled in we weighed anchor and the plan was:- well no real plan other than get the boat back to Frejus by Monday night.
Andrew and Christine went into town to get victuals, and a wander around, whilst the crew filled boat up with water.
We headed north along the west side of the island passing stunning and dramatic rock formations and a very barren landscape; no habitation though we did pass a few beautiful, tucked away coves with lovely sandy beaches. With Elton XL being 120ft, we couldn’t stop in them, they were too small but eventually we found one large enough where we had a swim off the boat in the Christal clear water, though a little on the chilly side. This was probably due to the fact we were so hot, the sun has been relentless and no wind to cool us down.
Whilst at Anchor the boys got the “toys” out and they all went water skiing , paddle boarding and wake surfing. By the time these activities had finished it was late so stayed the night here on anchor.