Orosei and Cala Gonone
21 Oct 2019   Cala Gonone, Orosei, Sardinia    Goto first   Goto last    More photos   
 
 
 
 
 

Orosei seems a jumble of buildings in various 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 but not being beach people we then 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 delicious pasta. That's pane carasau (or pane guttiau) on the right-most plate, a thin, crispy flatbread that accompanies most meals in Sardinia.
 
 
 
 
Pasta, pane carasau, and beer
 
The day ended with delicious pasta. That's pane carasau (or pane guttiau) on the right-most plate, a thin, crispy flatbread that accompanies most meals in Sardinia.
 
 
 
 
Pasta, pane carasau, and beer
 
The day ended with delicious pasta. That's pane carasau (or pane guttiau) on the right-most plate, a thin, crispy flatbread that accompanies most meals in Sardinia.