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    I spent my teenage years on a small island and so have a real affinity for them. For the first time this season we had more than one boaty day in a row, we had a whole week so we took to the high seas. If you like your islands small and perfectly groomed then I have a treat for you
    Bienvenue dans l’île des Embiez


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    Embiez (also shown on some maps as île de la Tour Fondue) is one of two Paul Ricard islands that he left to an institute of oceanography. As well as the drink that bears his name and made his fortune, he will be known to forumites because of the Circuit Automobile Paul Ricard, just north of Marseille where the French Formula One takes place

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    It’s a thirty nautical mile journey to the island, so to break it up we left in the evening and stayed the first night on Porquerolles. This gave us a chance to have a pression and watch the sunset


    Next morning, very early, it was dead calm so we made our way. Only twenty five nautical miles to go
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    Calm seas and a very nice trip




    Island sighted! And a pod of dolphins to welcome us


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    Pay attention to the cardinals. There are some very sharp rocks


    Safely at the capitainerie. We booked ahead for three nights


    Everything you need in a port is on hand including fuel (€1.79) and we stayed in this row
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    The problem with dog walking on an island is that it is never ending


    Dad, can we stay there? And we did anchor there for a morning to launch the water toys and explore
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    Such beautiful views everywhere


    I especially love the above spot because it’s exactly where you can buy a hotdog from an Airstream! Does it get any better? I thoroughly recommend it
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    Anyhow we enjoyed our stay, including walks and restaurants, and left this morning and arrived home safely. But it was choppier this time. We did both legs of the journey at the unheard of speed of 10.5 knots
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    Great pics and good cruise report, thanks for taking the time to post it. Nice to see the dog too

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    Thanks MrB
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