20 Oct   Orosei  20 Oct
  Sardinia  
Around Orosei   22 Oct  22 Oct 
 
 
 
 
 
Orosei and Cala Gonone
21 Oct 2019
Orosei and Cala Gonone    21 Oct 2019
  Cala Gonone, Sardinia   
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Orosei impresses as a jumble of buildings in all states of repair/disrepair, which I guess could be said about any town in Sardinia. The streets are so narrow you best flatten yourself against the wall when you hear a car coming. To be fair the Italians, while they ignore stop signs, tailgate, and drive at double the speed limit, are very good at stopping for pedestrians. Almost as good as Canadians.

Today we drove out to the Orosei beach then we drove over the mountain, via a sequence of tight hairpins just made for a tiny Fiat, to the town of Cala Gonone which fronts a bit of rocky beach between steep rock cliffs. It's all very rugged and beautiful.

 
 
 
 
 
The beach at Orosei  
 
If the skies weren't hazy you could see a mountain range in the distance. Cala Gonone, which we visited later in the day, is on the other side of these mountains.
 
 
 
 
The beach at Orosei  
 
If the skies weren't hazy you could see a mountain range in the distance. Cala Gonone, which we visited later in the day, is on the other side of these mountains.
 
 
 
 
The beach at Orosei  
 
If the skies weren't hazy you could see a mountain range in the distance. Cala Gonone, which we visited later in the day, is on the other side of these mountains.
 
 
 
Church in Orosei  
 
 
 
 
Church in Orosei  
 
 
 
 
Church in Orosei  
 
 
 
The pass to Cala Gonone  
 
The route we took to Cala Gonone is the definition of a hairpin road: a narrow paved path with corners so tight you'd not make it in a vehicle any larger than the average car.
 
 
 
 
The pass to Cala Gonone  
 
The route we took to Cala Gonone is the definition of a hairpin road: a narrow paved path with corners so tight you'd not make it in a vehicle any larger than the average car.
 
 
 
 
The pass to Cala Gonone  
 
The route we took to Cala Gonone is the definition of a hairpin road: a narrow paved path with corners so tight you'd not make it in a vehicle any larger than the average car.
 
 
 
Cala Gonone  
 
 
 
 
Cala Gonone  
 
 
 
 
Cala Gonone  
 
 
 
Old Fiat  
 
 
 
 
Old Fiat  
 
 
 
 
Old Fiat  
 
 
 
Cala Gonone  
 
 
 
 
Cala Gonone  
 
 
 
 
Cala Gonone  
 
 
 
Cala Gonone beach  
 
 
 
 
Cala Gonone beach  
 
 
 
 
Cala Gonone beach  
 
 
 
Yours truly taking photo  
 
 
 
 
Yours truly taking photo  
 
 
 
 
Yours truly taking photo  
 
 
 
It's hot today  
 
 
 
 
It's hot today  
 
 
 
 
It's hot today  
 
 
 
Orosei street  
 
Orosei is a maze of narrow, winding streets.
 
 
 
 
Orosei street  
 
Orosei is a maze of narrow, winding streets.
 
 
 
 
Orosei street  
 
Orosei is a maze of narrow, winding streets.
 
 
 
Canadian flour  
 
 
 
 
Canadian flour  
 
 
 
 
Canadian flour  
 
 
 
Pasta, pane carasau, and beer  
 
The day ended with pasta and pane carasau (or pane guttiau) which is the thin, crispy flatbread that accompanies most meals in Sardinia.
 
 
 
 
Pasta, pane carasau, and beer  
 
The day ended with pasta and pane carasau (or pane guttiau) which is the thin, crispy flatbread that accompanies most meals in Sardinia.
 
 
 
 
Pasta, pane carasau, and beer  
 
The day ended with pasta and pane carasau (or pane guttiau) which is the thin, crispy flatbread that accompanies most meals in Sardinia.
 
 
 
 20 Oct   Orosei  20 Oct
  Sardinia  
Around Orosei   22 Oct  22 Oct