The forecast was for very strong winds midweek, so we headed to the port in the centre of the island group of La Maddalena for shelter and to buy a permit to visit the reserve as the whole area around the islands is a national park. We spent 2 nights in the port “marina” which was remarkably good value (for Italy!) and the promised strong winds did arrive in the early hours of Wednesday. The town is pretty and unspoilt despite some upmarket tourism and we enjoyed the enforced stay there.
Red Panda amongst other yachts with the pastel colours of the town behind