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8th March, 2018


Due to the storm north of Corsica, I had made the decision to change the route on departure from Livorno, and sail through the narrow scenic Strait of Bonifacio between Corsica and Sardinia.

I had adjusted the speed through the night so that we arrived at the Straits during breakfast time to give as many passangers as possible the chance of seeing the white chalk cliffs at the southern end of Corsica. The Sun played its part, and even though a number of showers passed through as we made our passage, we were rewarded with a shaft of sunlight on the cliffs.

This passage gives an excellent view of the medieval old-town of Bonifacio, the oldest town in Corsica that has many tall houses along cobbled streets in a spectacular setting along the top of the cliffs of the white limestone peninsula.

Once we left the straits we were in calm seas for the rest of our passage to Palma.

Captain Richard Lambert

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