2016-06-15 Marina Cannigione, Porto Palma, Isola Caprera, Maddalena Islands, Sardinia

After 3 days of wind in northern Sardinia a crowd of tourists assemble to go to the La Maddelena Islands for the day on one of the many ferries leaving from Cannigione
After 3 days of wind in northern Sardinia a crowd of tourists assemble to go to the La Maddelena Islands for the day on one of the many ferries leaving from Cannigione
We also prepare to go out for a couple of days while as the weather had improved
We also prepare to go out for a couple of days while as the weather had improved
We depart the Cannigione port once again and plan to return when our new boat batteries arrive from Milan
We depart the Cannigione port once again and plan to return when our new boat batteries arrive from Milan
Looking towards the lovely town of Cannigione
Looking towards the lovely town of Cannigione
As we depart the port another yacht arrives
As we depart the port another yacht arrives
On the western shore of Golfo di Arzachena just north of Cannigione is the lovely district of Laconia
On the western shore of Golfo di Arzachena just north of Cannigione is the lovely district of Laconia
We have passed this place many a few times and have not quite worked out what it is!!!
We have passed this place many a few times and have not quite worked out what it is!!!
Once again we approach Capo Ferro the north west tip of Sardinia
Once again we approach Capo Ferro the north west tip of Sardinia
Porto Cervo, the port for the rich and famous on the Costa Smeralda
Porto Cervo, the port for the rich and famous on the Costa Smeralda
Just south of Porto Cervo is the large bay called Golfo Pero
Just south of Porto Cervo is the large bay called Golfo Pero
By the white beach we drop anchor and have a swim and relax in the magnificent turquoise coloured water
By the white beach we drop anchor and have a swim and relax in the magnificent turquoise coloured water
In this exclusive area homes have been tastefully built to blend into the surrounding landscape
In this exclusive area homes have been tastefully built to blend into the surrounding landscape

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There is no shortage of super yachts around this area
There is no shortage of super yachts around this area
....or expensive hotels and resorts
….or expensive hotels and resorts
Looking south towards Isole  Nibani
Looking south towards Isole Nibani
In the distance we could see Mt Zoppu which is by Carla Volpe another bay used by the rich and famous during July and August
In the distance we could see Mt Zoppu which is by Carla Volpe another bay used by the rich and famous during July and August

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Back past some fine homes on the Costa Smeralda
Back past some fine homes on the Costa Smeralda
We decide to return back to La Maddalena Islands
We decide to return back to La Maddalena Islands
Firstly we call in to the busy Carla Portese on the south east coast of Caprera Island
Firstly we call in to the busy Carla Portese on the south east coast of Caprera Island
Closer to the beach we drop the anchor
Closer to the beach we drop the anchor
We have crystal clear blue water to swim in again this afternoon
We have crystal clear blue water to swim in again this afternoon
Later we make the decision to leave Carla Portese and go to the nearby Porto Palma, which will give us better comfort overnight
Later we make the decision to leave Carla Portese and go to the nearby Porto Palma, which will give us better comfort overnight
When we arrive in the bay  we spotted another Australian flag on a brand new Gunfleet 58
When we arrive in the bay we spotted another Australian flag on a brand new Gunfleet 58
Porto Palma on the south of Caprera Island is a very safe and comfortable overnight anchorage in the La Maddalena Islands
Porto Palma on the south of Caprera Island is a very safe and comfortable overnight anchorage in the La Maddalena Islands
Interesting clouds at dusk tonight
Interesting clouds at dusk tonight

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