Monday, August 25, 2008

Cala Incina

I promised more pictures of Cala Incina, near Polignano a Mare, site of our snorkeling adventures last week. The tower above is called Torre Incina (logical, right?) and overlooks the inlet. It is one of the 96 medieval watchtowers located along the Puglian coasts of the Adriatic.

It's easy to see the erosion that formed the inlet and shaped the face of its walls.


Fishing boats on the beach.

Grottoes carved into the face of the cliffs by the water over the millenia. The walls inside the grottoes are full of seashell fossils. I did take pictures, but the white fossils on the white rock didn't show up.

6 comments:

Hilda said...

You really post some of the oddest-looking buildings, Saretta! Very interesting, though.

I love the hole-y rock and colorful boats! And the grottoes look perfect for a little shade from a strong sun.

babooshka said...

The rock formations are wonderful. It just looks like such a beautiful plce to live.

I still say you are doing a marvellous job with your camera.

Saretta said...

Hilda - These buildings are just pretty normal around here...you'll have to come take a look for yourself one day!

Babooshka - You are too good to me! Thanks!

PJ said...

Those boats are amazing, to think people paint something utilitarian like that. The whole setting makes me want to grab a flight to Molfetta right now.

Saretta said...

Well, pj, you'd probably have a great vacation here...I think it's a beautiful area, between the beaches and the farm holidays in the countryside, the history and the landscape...

vero said...

VERY NICE PHOTOS.