From Cala Gavetta, we raised our anchors at 9:30am and sailed further north to the French administered island of Corsica.
And yet before we even reached the marina, we moored briefly nearby at the seaside natural cliffs:
We jumped in here for a hour’s worth of snorkeling, as well as being able to swim to shores that could only be accessible by a yacht:
Our skipper freedove in the meantime to hunt for sea urchins:
’twas a success:
and ’twas a hit:
After an hour here we then raised our anchors and sailed in slowly into the marina like it was something out of a movie. Playing some background themes to “Jurassic Park” and “Pirates of the Caribbean” didn’t hurt.
Bonifacio is situated in the French Mediterranean on the island of Corsica. We’re no longer in Italy anymore.
Bonifacio is especially known for its lively marina and medieval clifftop citadel.
The Citadel, also called “upper town,” is perched more than 70 meters high on a cliff overlooking the sea.
Once we docked at the marina…
…we started exploring:
With the “pass monument” for 3.50 euros per person here, you can visit the Fortress of the Standard and King of Aragon’s Staircase:
We decided instead to take the train up to the top for 6 euros per person (round trip). It runs every 20-30 minutes.
Take your time among old town streets:
Some of us walked through the cemetery…
…and reached the edge for the views of where we had just snorkeled before:
We then headed back down to freshen up for dinner at Da Passano:
And conveniently enough walked to B52 next door, a local legendary nightclub.
We had a little fun.
Ok, maybe a lot of fun.
We then returned back to our yachts afterwards at 2am for another impromptu afterparty by the boardwalk. A kind of party where even nutella covered arms were licked off, and where nighttime walks could lead to the sea, rooms onboard, or locals’ homes; such where momentary connections were established and realigned.
Just ignore the fight outside on the docks. If it’s not on your yacht, look away.
- At time of posting in Bonifacio, it was 24 °C - Humidity: 80% | Wind Speed: 10km/hr | Cloud Cover: clear