The drive to Capo Caccia along the coast with its rugged rocks was quite beautiful. We stopped at the dock where the boats leave for Neptune's Grotto but it was empty. Not to be deterred we continued along to the place where you could climb down over six hundred steps to the grotto but unfortunately it was closed due to electrical repair. I suppose that the upside of this was that we didn't have to climb back up the six hundred steps, but it was disappointing nevertheless.
We continued on to Porto Torres past wind farms with adjacent fields of solar panels to the port, where ferries leave for Genoa, Marseille and Corsica. Further along the beaches were sandstone, which looked like hard packed sand with lots of holes in it. I think it would be difficult to walk on these beaches. Stretching for several kilometres and running parallel to the beach was a lovely walkway.
Just after Stintino we stopped at Spiagia Salina or Salt Beach. We couldn't get right across to the beach because the storms had created a little lagoon but the beach was white. We think the beach was made of tiny little, white stones but there are actual salt pans in the area. It was unique and very picturesque with the old wooden beach shacks dotted all along it. On the other side of the parking lot there were pillboxes used in World War II but the remarkable thing was they were only fifty metres apart. It seems an allied landing was expected here.
Il Pavone where we shared some homemade shell-shaped ravioli filled with pecorino and potato served in a very light pecorino sauce. Seamus had the veal that I had on a previous visit and I had the roast suckling pig. Once again the food was delicious.
It is becoming decidedly harder to eat so much food. We were very glad of our brisk walk back to the hotel to plan another day.