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Capalonga 08

Capalonga is sited on a peninsula/island with sandy beaches along the shore of the blue Adriatic Sea. It's a place to stroll from the beach umbrellas toward the quiet nature reserve at the end of the peninsula, where the narrow entrance to the lagoon joins the sea. Around the corner the lagoon opens up, with marshes and sandbanks rearing up with a falling tide and a wide expanse of calm water at high tide.  Channels wind away toward traditional reed-thatched fisherman's shelters and restaurants with water access. There always seems to be shelter on windy days on this side.

The entrance is marked by sandbanks over which the surf tumbles on windy days; a good place to catch long rides on the refracting waves toward the calm waters of the lagoon.

Around the corner the lagoon opens up, with marshes and sandbanks rearing up with a falling tide and a wide expanse of calm water at high tide.  Channels wind away toward traditional reed-thatched fisherman's shelters and restaurants with water access. There always seems to be shelter on windy days on this side.

There are sea kayaks for rent at Capalonga... not just the standard plastic ones, but fiberglass composite models with hatches and bulkheads like the ones shown here.




Signs indicate the sheltered route between Venice and Trieste. An alternative is along the Adriatic coast.






Fishermen still use these thatched shelters near the mouth of the lagoon...






we saw the stakes they use to hang the nets through the shallow water...



Want to join us at Capalonga and Venice this coming summer?  Click Bibionekayak.com for more details or e-mail info@Bibionekayak.com