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This Blog is A Record Of My Personal Adventures And Wonderful Kayaking Lifestyle. It Is Also A Taster Of What You Can Expect If You're Adventurous Enough To Tag Along. Why Not Get In Touch And Join One Of Go Sea Kayaks Guided Trips On The Beautiful Mediterranean Island Of Sardinia, You Won't Regret it!

Thursday 20 December 2018

Isola di Spargi e Spargiotto...

Sea Kayaking Excursions in Sardinia...

Isola di Spargi is one of my favourite paddles in the Maddalena Archipelago and it's even better in winter when the tourist boats have gone! It makes for a very special sea kayak excursion here in Sardinia but it's a long and committing trip so we only take clients with experience of kayaking around the island.
I start the trip at the lovely beach in Palau. I'm the only person there! :)
I do however have to wait for the ferry to leave first.
I follow the coast initially,
Before heading offshore, into the serenity of the open sea.
A playground for adventure! I can see Spargi on the left, Maddalena on the right and Barrettinelli & Corcelli in the distance. Also in the area are Caprera, Budelli, Santa Maria, Razzoli and San Stefano as well as Corsica being just a short 2-3 hour paddle away! So many options for the adventurous soul.
I stop for a short rest after the crossing at Spiaggia di Cala Corsare. 

Getting back underway reveals a coastline of natural sculptures, rock gaps and a turquoise sea. It's like paddling in a holiday brochure!

I eye up Spargiotto longingly as I've not paddled there before. If you look to the left of the island you can see Bonifacio (Corsica) quite clearly. For another day :)

The Mediterranean Walrus.
A closer view of the stunning rock formations on Spargiotto. I couldn't resist going there! When George Mallory said "Because it's there" he made on of the most profound quotes in Human history, that defines us as a specie, following no logic other than our own curiosity.
Posing on the northeast of Spargi with Budelli in the distance.
Another beach, another amazing view!
I stopped at the lovely Spiaggia Cala Granara & I've not been the only animal there.
These are the footprints of a chinghiali (Wild Boar).
And these prints I suspect were a Donnola (Least Weasel).
My own footprints however, led back to the sea and were lost to Poseidon's realm as I headed back to the mainland after an exceptional day!
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Friday 14 December 2018

Isola di Tavolara...

Sea Kayaking Excursions in Sardinia...

Some journeys in Life are very special and this paddle around the stunning Island of Isola di Tavolara is one such journey! The island dominates the surrounding landscape for miles in all directions. Physically it is 3 miles long, ¾ of a mile wide and 564 metres high. It was once one of the smallest kingdoms in the World and you can still visit the Kings of Tavolara in the cemetery on the Island.
The paddle out from the mainland is always exciting as the view opens up in front of you.
It doesn't take long to reach the island but we take a break and go for a walk as the majority of the island is Military and off limits to the public. We won't be able to land again until we finish circumnavigating the island, which takes about 3 hours.
This is the cemetery where some of the islands Kings now rest.

Back in the kayaks and we start by tackling the northern end of the island first.
We soon reach the northeastern point and an amazing view!
This is Poseidon's arch, tidy da!

Theres a small cave to see before reaching the corner to the southern side of the island.
Then boom! This incredible view greets you. The photo really doesn't do it justice! The furthest point of the island in front of you is 3 miles (5KM) away and the height is 564 mteres high! In places the cliffs reach straight down to the sea floor 14 metres below, no transition, just a vertical plunge! The scale and the beauty really does blow you away. 
I'll let the following pics talk for themselves!

After what always seems a long time due to the tired arms and empty bellies we reach the western point of the island where we can once again stop for a rest :)

It's a good spot for a cheesy tourist photo too!
This really is a great trip that we ca offer to people with moderate kayaking experience as it is a long paddle and committing too. If you think you're up to it then get in touch at

Ciao for now! :)

Thursday 6 December 2018

Isola di Molara e Molarotto...

I had an amazing solo paddle yesterday with extraordinarily good weather, paddling around the island of Molara and out to the tiny island of Molarotto. I love Sardinia! :)
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Looking out to Isola di Tavolara from the beach at Porto Taverna.
 My new favourite secret beach! :)
 The Granite rocks here form spectacular natural sculptures! 

 A wonderful rest stop on the Island of Molara.

 Molara has many Goats roaming its hills and shoreline.

Heading out to the little Island of Molarotto.

 The view from Molarotto looking back at the Sardinian mainland, Isola di Molara and Isola di Tavolara.

 A final break in Molara before paddling back to the mainland.

Sardinia is wonderful! So come and join us at www.goseakayak.com