A Sailing Adventure

Calvi citadel

The voyage from Girolata to Calvi was about 25 miles. We set out motoring in no wind and rounded the Scandola nature reserve – an area of red granite cliffs and headlands that is home to ospreys and puffins. We didn’t see any, but the cliffs and stacks were very impressive. Once round the corner we were able to sail for a bit across towards Calvi. The town is visible from a way off due to its citadel, which stands proud over the harbour. Calvi is Corsica’s closest point to mainland France and it likes to think it is part of the French Riviera. There are certainly plenty of superyachts here anyway – some in the harbour and more anchored out in the bay. The town has a real holiday feel with bars and restaurants jostling for space around the harbour. We tied up to the wall and had plenty of ‘lookers’!

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Scandola nature reserve

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Calvi citadel and old town

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Inside the citadel

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