2015-07-28 Cala Punta di Sogno to Marina del Cantone, Nerano Campania Italy

Early morning view east from our mooring in Cala Punta di Sogno
Early morning view east from our mooring in Cala Punta di Sogno
Don is an early riser and has been for a long swim already
Don is an early riser and has been for a long swim already

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The wonderful restaurant, La Conca del Sogno which we visited last night for dinner
The wonderful restaurant, La Conca del Sogno which we visited last night for dinner
We leave the mooring and  move around the point to the next bay
We leave the mooring in Cala Punta di Sogno and move around the point to the next bay
We are keen to try the long established restaurant called Maria Grazia
We are keen to try the long established restaurant called Maria Grazia
We pick up one of the restaurant buoys and make a late lunch booking so we can stay on the mooring overnight
We pick up one of the Maria Grazia restaurant buoys and make a late lunch booking in order to stay on the mooring overnight
At around 3 pm we are collected by the restaurant boat and taken ashore to the jetty
At around 3 pm we are collected by the restaurant boat and taken ashore to the jetty
There are many families enjoying the lovely warm weather on the beach here by Nerano
There are many families enjoying the lovely warm weather on the beach here by Nerano
It must still be siesta time
It must still be siesta time for some people
We are looking forward to our late lunch at Maria Grazia which was established in 1901
We are looking forward to our late lunch at Maria Grazia which was established in 1901
The view of hundreds of boats in the bay
The view of hundreds of boats of all sizes in the bay
Tangaroa is in good company in the bay today
Tangaroa is in good company in the bay today
We order a jug of the house speciality, white wine with peaches
We order a jug of the house speciality, white wine with peaches

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Our order is placed for a number of Maria Grazia tasting plates
Our order is placed for a number of Maria Grazia tasting plates

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We try a nice chilled Italian vino bianco
We try a nice chilled Italian vino bianco
Maria Grazia's house kitten makes itself comfortable between the tables
Maria Grazia’s house kitten makes itself comfortable between the tables

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One of Maria Grazia's signature dishes  is the fabulous Spaghetti with Cougettes, which we all tasted by ordering a couple of plates
One of Maria Grazia’s signature dishes is the fabulous Spaghetti with Courgettes, which we all tasted by ordering a couple of plates
A couple of seafood pasta dishes were ordered also which were delicious
A couple of seafood pasta dishes were ordered also which were delicious
Although we had a lot of small dishes to share we took our time so that we could try some of the amazing desserts we had seen go by earlier
Although we had a lot of small dishes to share we took our time so that we could try some of the amazing desserts that we had seen go by earlier
A small ferry arrives at the pier with hardly standing room aboard for the passengers
A small ferry arrives at the pier with hardly standing room aboard for the passengers
Lovely Lime Puddng
Lovely Lime Pudding
Amazing chocolate cake
Amazing chocolate cake
 Fabulous Rum  Babba
Fabulous Rum Babba
Sensational Strawberry Cake
Sensational Strawberry Cake
Wonderfully friendly and helpful mine host, Salvadore with his Father and Uncle
Wonderfully friendly and helpful mine host, Salvatore with his Father and Uncle relax before the dinner guests arrive
Limoncello made in the house by Salvadore himself
Limoncello made in the house by Salvatore himself
Luciano takes us back to the Tangaroa around 7pm
Luciano takes us back to the Tangaroa around 7pm
Time for us all to put our feet up
Time for us all to put our feet up
After a long lunch it was time to relax
After a long lunch it was certainly time to relax
Ric relaxes by getting his phone out as usual!!
Ric relaxes by getting his phone out as usual!!
Around 8.30 pm we notice flames behind the restaurant we had just been to for our long lunch
Around 8.30 pm we notice flames behind the restaurant we had just been to for our long lunch
20 minutes later it was halfway up the hill threatening a couple of houses
20 minutes later the fire was halfway up the hill threatening a couple of houses
10 minutes later the flames were at the top of the hill and many fire sirens could be heard - fortunately the fire missed the houses due to a wind change!
10 minutes later the flames were at the top of the hill and many fire sirens could be heard – fortunately the fire missed the houses due to a wind change!

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