We caught a tourist boat in Cannigione
After lunch we set sail for Spargi, landing by the beautiful beach of Cala Corsara. The Italian tourists went into the water no deeper than their waists and stood in groups to chat. The water was crystal clear, the bay was empty of swimmers and not too wide - I would swim across it.
I was half way across the bay when a voice behind me called out, "Signora - Medusa!" A small boy in snorkelling gear, some way behind me, was waving and pointing into the water.
I thought for a moment, visualised Medusa's head with her writhing snake hair, did a straightforward translation into 'jellyfish' and headed for the shore!
White flowers were growing where the sandy beach merged into the dunes.
The rocks were beautiful and the plants growing in the crevices made the landscape resemble a Japanese garden.
We clambered up to explore the look-out
and found the remains of an old gun emplacement.
The sea looked wonderful, and no signs of jellyfish!
Then it was a short sail to the main island and a mooch about the city of La Maddalena, where it seemed that almost every other shop was selling ice-cream. (So, what's a girl to do but eat one. And so many flavours, so hard to choose, better make it a double!)
Lovely flowers hung from the balconies.
Our last stop was offshore in deep, clear water, for those who wanted to dive in and swim around the boat.
Then it was back to Cannigione.
The end of a perfect outing.
Apart from the medusa!