With the adventure we'd had the day before, I let S plan the 2nd day. As you can probably guess we signed up for a tour. That day S wanted nothing to do with anchoring boats and swimming to shore.
The tour was actually really nice. Paolo, our fabulous navigator was really sweet. He took us inside numerous caves which we would have never done.
There was one particular cave that had this blue sparkling effect on your skin.
It was pretty cool. Paolo told us we could jump into the water and swim around a bit if we liked. The water was much too cold for my taste but S jumped right in!
Afterward we stopped at Cala Biriola. Which I loved! This was actually my favorite beach in Sardinia. The rock formations were incredible and the waves were pretty calm. C had a blast jumping from the rocks.
After soaking up the rays at Cala Biriola, Paolo took us out to Cala Goloritzé.
Next stop... Cala Mariolu.
This beach was deserted when we arrived. And while it was breath-taking the water was much too rough.
Our last stop was a visit to the Grotta del Bue Marino. On the way Paolo asked C if he wanted to drive the boat. Definitely!! C was in heaven; he loved every minute!!
The Grotta del Bue Marino tour was fascinating. We walked near subterranean lakes, saw amazing stalactites and stalagmites formations, and even got to see some Neolithic graffiti.
Up until the 1980's, the Mediterranean Monk Seals lived & birthed their babies in these caves. Because we were the last tour of the day, we had the place to ourselves and the guide even let us snap a few photos.
That night we ate dinner at Agriturismo Nuraghe Mannu. Our experience was a different from other Agriturismo's. Usually, it's a very friendly, family style type of dining. But each course was brought out with no explanation. And there was just one French couple with us in the dining room.
But no worries... we enjoyed every course!
C especially enjoyed the Seadas, a traditional Sardinian dessert. These delicious fritters were stuffed with a very mild pecorino cheese and drizzled with honey. And while C was enjoying his fritter I was busy licking my plate clean eating warm, home-made ricotta!
If I could only eat fresh ricotta everyday, I'd be one happy grrrl!