In Tunisia there were more cargo ships than you could “poke a stick at”. Only trouble was I wasn’t allowed to take any photos from inside the port or on the water, I was doing my best to avoid them. When we left Tunis to go to Sardinia unfortunately for us, and Walter, we crossed the major shipping lane from Europe to the gateway of Africa in the dark. This was our most stressful time sailing, as the big boys don’t get out of your way so we give way every time. You would be stupid to argue.
We Have To Get Out Of Their Way
Viewing massive container ships and tankers on a small screen at night, always makes it look more horrendous than it is, but when the alarm goes off telling us they are only 2 nautical miles away, you really take notice. This alarm rang three times on this night, we estimate there were 20 ships in our vicinity, before we had crossed the shipping lanes. Little wonder most people try and avoid crossing these busy traffic lanes in the dark.
Sardinia – Port Villasimius
Sardinia – Port Arbatax
As we were travelling up the east coast of Sardinia, we had a direct line to meet with a huge passenger ferry that was leaving the Obia. It was heading straight out, we were heading across it’s path. Needless to say we were happy to change course and sail along side in the opposite direction until they passed us by.
This felt close even with making sure we turned early
Corsica – Port Vecchio
(As always click on photos to enlarge.)
Hope you enjoy my friend
PS Do you think Lord of the Rings is popular in Arbatax, based on the names of these boats?