This afternoon we, along with four other boats (French, Italian and Norwegian, if it makes a difference) were kicked out of the tiny remaining anchoring
space in Puerto Cervo. They have installed buoys in the anchoring
field, at a apparently flat rate charge of EU80 per night. Even if your anchoring position does interfere in any way with the bouys, anchoring is not allowed.
We were informed of this by an aggressive policeman acting on behalf of the port, and told we had 10 minutes to leave. In practice, we were able to take down our wind generator
etc which took about 30 minutes. As boats left the anchorage, port staff were waiting on mooring
bouys and watching that we were leaving. No explanation was given. When we asked we were told that he is the police (which he proved) and he's telling us to leave, and that's all we needed to know.
Also we gather one boat, drawing 1.8m spent one night on buoy number 3, where he was touching the bottom at times.
So no more camping out to watch the rich and famous at play. We will be happy to leave the Costa Smeralda, but had a fantastic (and very cheap) time in the Maddalena archipelego.