2019-08-11 Cala Portese, Isola di Caprera, La Maddalena Islands to Sardamar Marina, Cannigione, Sardinia, Italy

Another wonderful day in the beautiful La Maddalena Islands
Too early this morning for the beach goers
Our local friends well set up for another day in paradise
Before an armada of boats arrive in Cala Portese, we make an early start to return to Golfo di Arzachena in the north east of Sardinia
We anchor on the inside of Isolotto dei Fichi d’India, a tiny islet on the western side in the Golfo di Arzachena
It is not long before Anthony and Betsey are off on the paddle board
On the small islet there are many large prickly pears bushes and a wrought iron statue of San Giovanni Battista, the patron saint of Cannigione and La Conia
La Conia stretches for several kilometres along the beautiful west coast of the Golfo di Arzachena
We have anchored along the La Conia coast on many occasions in the past
For a change of scenery and with a less crowded beach we head across to Cala dei Ginepri situated on the eastern coast of the Golfo di Arzachena
The nearby crowded public beach, Spaiaggia delle Saline is apparently one of the most popular in northern Sardinia
Betsey’s favourite picnic lunch under the front awning on the Tangaroa
More swimming and fun in the water after lunch
Leaving the lovely anchorage, we head the short distance southwest to Cannigione
Once again we return to the Sardamar Marina as we were still waiting on a part for our watermaker
On arrival we made sure we got a load of washing done and making the most of the marina’s power and water!!
Early evening we went into the town for dinner
Mussels are a very popular dish on most of the local restaurant menus
We often order the grilled fish with vegetables in most restaurants when dining in ports
The ravioli with fresh tomato looked delicious too
After dinner we took Betsey to the local children’s show where there were plenty of attractions to enjoy
One more ride on the dodgem cars before we leave!!

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