A blustery day on the LakeM

A blustery day on the LakeM
A blustery day on the Lake

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sardegna Paradiso

Monday was a challenging day.....catch a bus to San Remo..then a train to Genova.....a taxi to the porto and then a 6pm overnight ferry to Sardegna. There is something exciting and romantic about an overnight boat to... anywhere. This ferry was enormous....more than 400 cabins, 3 restaurants, a movie room, a huge bar/ bistro and multiple decks. We had a great dinner and spent a few hours on the deck watching the stars and just walking. In the mornin we awoke to this...

Our first glimpse of Sardegna.....We landed in Olbia at 9 am. My dear, old friend Paolo was there to meet us. He squeezed our luggage into the back of his car and we headed straight to Porto Pozzo. Do you mind if we join some friends for a special day to celebrate the end of the season? Paolo and Enza had planned a day long meander through the Maddalena Islands, north of Palau for their employees, to celebrate the end of the tourist season. Take a look at this old fishing boat....a perfect boat for a celebration, big and comfy.

We headed out to explore several bays and little beaches. Just imagine aqua blue water......clear, warm and free of sharks, jelly fish and sting rays. We dropped anchor off a lovely island with pink sand beaches. The water was about 15 ft deep and clear to the bottom. For me that is an invitaion to jump ! The water is salty and quite buoyant.. All you have to do is lie back and relax. The owner and captain is an old friend of Paolo's... He not only is the captain, but a certified scuba guy and a fabuous cook. While we were swimming, he was cooking a three course lunch; pasta with delicious fresh seafood in a tomato sauce, then huge bowls of steamed mussels and finally big pieces of fresh grilled fish. Later in the afternoon, we motored to a different beach and spent some time swimming and sunbathing. Here we are looking a bit overwelmed and very happy.

Now we are on our way.....driving around the entire perimeter of Sardegna.
More tomorrow!

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