leaving Ponza port for a full day boat excursion, from 9 AM – 6 PM with six leisurely stops for swimming
on the private charter boat “Orca” with just 12 passengers
We circled the entire island of Ponza and the island of Palmarola, mesmerized by its turquoise, cobalt blue, and emerald green waters
and the few sandy beaches.
The warm sea was irresistible, as was the beauty of the two islands’ small coves, grottos, jagged coastline, unusual rock formations, sheer cliffs…and, as above, the few intimate sandy beaches.
We were enchanted by the ever-changing light, reflections, colors, numerous grottos, coves, inlets, colorful fish visible in the crystal clear waters.
The full summer day with 98° F. air temperatures and 84° F. water temperatures made for the perfect all-day boat trip
and for taking full advantage of every swimming stop in gorgeous spots.
A very happy me, fully in my “elements” of sun and water.
our comfy table for an unforgettable lunch cooked and served onboard
starters of: bruschetta with tomatoes, garlic and basil; lemon-marinated fresh local anchovies with sautéed eggplant, garlic and oregano; soutè of local mussels; served with local Ponza white wine and a refreshing sangria
followed by an amazing spaghettata of cherry tomatoes, garlic, leeks, eggplant, zucchini…and loaded with clams, shrimp and mussels
and rock shrimp with EVOO, fresh Italian parsley and garlic, sautéed ever-so briefly in the local island white wine - absolutely delicious
before the sweet, festive watermelon…and strong espresso for all. What a treat!
A perfect day in Ponza, an unforgettable experience…and the forging of the happiest memories.
STAY TUNED for Part 3: Scenery and Food of Ponza