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Wednesday, May 30, 2012


On the way to Loano
Such a beautiful, unknown (to us) city. The marina was exceptional with a welcoming party waiting for us at the dock ready to help us tie up and for once, placed us right next to the facilities.

We have loved being here. Even though the fees were steep, we really appreciated the quality of pontoons, bathrooms (bidets for the first time!) and just the impeccable state of everything.

The view from the top floor of the yacht club
Our boat (blue shade) in the marina

Some stunning buildings on the waterfront
The new club structure that houses the immaculate bathrooms
 We found a great little cafe on the seafront and spent some hours enjoying the local mussels,sardines and pasta at reasonable prices.

The seafront is packed with private beaches, each one beautifully set up to provide a 'perfect' beach experience. 

White sand is brought in and laid over the grey rocks - some even have paths laid down to the water edge.
Behind the esplanade is a string of shops catering for every need. We wandered through the alleys and visited some spectacular churches.

It was surprising to see so many buildings decorated with ornate patterns and Trompe L'Oeil'. It seemed as though there had been a concerted effort to improve the appearance of the town.

Decorated eaves on a huge 3 story house.

After a very pleasant, restful stay we moved on next morning to Porto Savone.

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