We packed up a picnic this morning and headed to the secluded waterfall at Martis to enjoy an al fresco lunch.
[The fig tree at Martis waterfall]
We found a pleasant spot next to the plunge pool, in the shade of a giant fig tree. We had taken local salad, the smoked ricotta from Perfugas and fresh cakes from the bakery down the road – all of which made an excellent picnic.
On the way back to the car, there was plenty of wildlife to be seen, and I managed to spot this damsel fly sitting on a twig next to the path:
[A damsel fly next to the path]
We also made a short detour to the ruined church of San Pantaleo in the town of Martis – a wonderful old building with a few frescos still surviving inside, and plant life beginning to take over outside:
[A fresco from the interior of the Chiesa di San Pantaleo, Martis]
Having had a wonderful week on the island, it was time for me to head home this evening, and so I was dropped off at Alghero airport for my return flight. Another couple of friends were staying on into the weekend, I’m sure they will enjoy themselves!