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Bosa in the rain
25 Oct 2019     Bosa, Sardinia, Italy     More photos   
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Bosa in the rain      
25 Oct 2019       Bosa, Sardinia, Italy       Alghero, Italy photos    
 
 
 
 

This morning we woke to a thunderstorm; it then pretty much rained all day. After a breakfast of cappuccinos and sweets we walked the few blocks to where we left the Fiat (tourists can't drive, much less park, in the old town) then we headed out of town to Bosa.

Bosa is about an hour south of Alghero though if you drive like me it'll take a bit longer. The Mediterranean-hugging two-lane road comes with scenic ocean and mountain views and very little traffic. The landscape has hints of California, with scrubby plants clinging to the hillsides that tumble steeply to the sea. There are also remnants of wild fires, again like California.

Bosa is a small town, with about 8,000 people, known for its colourful buildings and its location on Sardinia's only navigable river. As soon as we arrived it was lunch time so we stopped for very good pizza. We then wandered the narrow streets and headed up the hill on foot to explore the castle and check out the views.

The 12th century castle gave us the views we wanted and also featured an old church with some colourful frescoes. We walked back down to town slowly and carefully as the streets are the usual for Sardinia slippery-when-wet smooth stones. After a few more photos we headed back to Alghero.

 
 
 
 
 
The drive to Bosa  +
 
 
 
 
The drive to Bosa  +
 
 
 
 
The drive to Bosa  +
 
 
Credit: Paul
 
Bosa street ++
 
 
 
Credit: Paul
 
Bosa street ++
 
 
 
Credit: Paul
 
Bosa street ++
 
 
 
Bosa colours +
 
 
 
 
Bosa colours +
 
 
 
 
Bosa colours +
 
 
 
Are Bosans short or is Paul a giant? 
 
 
 
 
Are Bosans short or is Paul a giant? 
 
 
 
 
Are Bosans short or is Paul a giant? 
 
 
 
Bosa street +
 
 
 
 
Bosa street +
 
 
 
 
Bosa street +
 
 
 
Bosa as seen from castle 
 
 
 
 
Bosa as seen from castle 
 
 
 
 
Bosa as seen from castle 
 
 
 
Exploring the castle 
 
 
 
 
Exploring the castle 
 
 
 
 
Exploring the castle 
 
 
 
Bosa with castle overhead +
 
 
 
 
Bosa with castle overhead +
 
 
 
 
Bosa with castle overhead +
 
 
 
Cannabis-o-mat 
At first glance I figured Sardinia had one-upped Canada—self-serve cannabis!—but no, the stuff they sell is very low in THC.
 
 
 
 
Cannabis-o-mat 
At first glance I figured Sardinia had one-upped Canada—self-serve cannabis!—but no, the stuff they sell is very low in THC.
 
 
 
 
Cannabis-o-mat 
At first glance I figured Sardinia had one-upped Canada—self-serve cannabis!—but no, the stuff they sell is very low in THC.
 
 
 
Cannabis dispenser 
 
 
 
 
Cannabis dispenser 
 
 
 
 
Cannabis dispenser 
 
 
 
Tonight's desserts 
We picked up a couple of pastries for a post-dinner treat. If only the cannabis-o-mat sold the high THC stuff.
 
 
 
 
Tonight's desserts 
We picked up a couple of pastries for a post-dinner treat. If only the cannabis-o-mat sold the high THC stuff.
 
 
 
 
Tonight's desserts 
We picked up a couple of pastries for a post-dinner treat. If only the cannabis-o-mat sold the high THC stuff.
 
 
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