From Ajaccio to Rocapina (and back) on an 11 metre monohull

Moment of Grace to Roccapina.

In early August I accompanied a couple of Parisians aboard a Sun Odyssey 379 rented in Ajaccio. On their fifteen day vacation in Corsica, my clients wanted nothing to refuse, so they had planned five days of cruising, five days of hiking and canyoning, five days of stroll and idleness. On the last day of the cruise, they were asking, finding that less than a week is not much…

But the Corsican playground offers so many moorings and opportunities for stopovers that it is still possible to set up a very attractive programme even for such a short time. Our walk has seen us push south to the sumptuous Bay of Rocapina, to climb in our footsteps without ever anchoring in the same places as to go. All without ever going to the dead of the lunch stop, even that of the middle of the afternoon (it is very simple, there are so many coves more attractive one than the others, it was necessary to visit them), it is hardly if my swimsuits had the time to Dry.

And as surprising as it may seem, even in the heart of summer it remains possible in the Corsican waters to do nicely its place in Anchorage, and to throw its pickaxe without too much concern for the distance to the neighbors.

Special Mention, on this cruise, at the Waterfront restaurant in Campo Moro, as well as the owner of the rental company Corsazur Marine, for the replacement without delay of the defective Annex engine, in favour of an express safe outlet in Porto Pollo.