Med Cruise week 8 – Calvi to Cargèse – “Dog-leg” Passage

Dogleg Passage - Approach
Dogleg Passage – Approach
The Calvi to Cargèse passage (37M) saw us make an early start to arrive in time for lunch, leaving the option to continue to Ajaccio if Cargèse was full or didn’t look interesting.  In fine weather with little wind again but the threat of showers nearby, we took the spectacular narrow passage between Ile de Gargalu and the mainland – towering red rocks.
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Shortly afterwards the even more impressive “Dog-leg” passage around an unnamed island just to the south – we found this in Imray’s “Corsica & North Sardinia” Pilot book by John Marchment, though it wasn’t even mentioned in Rod Heikell’s.
Access was not at all obvious until we’d seen a tripper boat go in and come out the other side!
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Cargèse was a delightful spot, small and quiet. We were glad to arrive at 13:30 to avoid a violent squall with severe wind!  The marina fee was similar to Calvi’s at just over 50 Euros;  we were glad to have avoided the more popular Porto where they tried to charge another 10m yacht 150 Euros (they moved on)!

John H

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