One of the highlights of any stay in Cala Gonone is to take a boat trip in the Gulf of Orosei to visit the many beaches that can only be reached from the sea. 

We left at the unfeasibly early hour (for the children) of 10 am, in a largish boat, laden down with picnic, beach towels and plenty of drinking water. The smaller open boats looked inviting, but we soon realised that we had made the better choice, as we were able to take in the views of the coastline from the shady lower deck, rather than being fried in the merciless sun.

First stop was the Grotto Di Bue Marina, named after the Monk seals (or beef of the sea as the local fishermen named them) that once colonised these caves but are now virtually extinct in the Mediterannean.

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