OK, bit of a long time coming this blog post. I'm sat in an internet cafe in Alghero over a week since the trip & what a trip!
My boss was off to Barcelona for a couple of days leaving me with two days on my hands :)
Finally the chance for the camping trip I've been promising myself.
That bit of firewood on the deck is the reason for the deliberately misleading title.
I'd borrowed my bosses Greenland Paddle for the trip. The plan was to use it on both days & keep my werner as a spare only, that way I can get a real good feel for the stick & I have to say I like it :)
The plan was to paddle from Porto Ferro around to Porto Conti & make camp on a fabulous beach called Abermasa according to the locals though the map says different?
A familiar paddle to start with, Porto Ferro to Portocciolo.
Leaving this rock behind I enter new territory, sheers cliffs & adventure.
I'm pretty excited & loving the new views.
Especially the new cave views.
Pee & food stop, not an ideal landing but its as good as it gets on this stretch of coastline.
Approaching Isola Piana.
Its now very, very fecking hot! I'm sweating buckets, theres no breeze & I'm drinking water like mad. My only refuge is the huge caves on Isla Foradada in the distance.
I take refuge for a good twenty minutes after which time a sea breeze materialises from no where but with impeccable timing.
Cave number two, another quick chillax.
Then back underway.
A tour boat dropping tourists at Neptunes Grotto.
Further on & after a quick 3K crossing to the far side of Porto Conti I reach this fab cave that I normally just sit outside whilst the clients go in.
Abermasa & home for the night.
Living the dream.
Looking across to the lighthouse at Cappa Caccia.
Moonset over the lighthouse.
Day two & I'm up well before dawn as I want to cross to the lighthouse in darkness. I think my soul will appreciate the experience.
Getting lighter as I approach Cappa Caccia & i'm being treated to fly by's by Manx Shearwaters. I'm sure they have magic in their souls as I always get goosebumps when I see these wonderful earthlings.
Approaching Isla Foradada Again but this time in the still light of dawn.
I'll leave the cheesy "looking Good" caption just this once, I look like shit :)
An hour & a half into the trip & the sun finally makes an appearance. Time to bake again.
Light & Shade.
An wonderfully calm & uneventfull paddle back, what a fab trip :)