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  1.  Orosei and Cala Gonone.   21 October 2019, Monday.   Cala Gonone Orosei, Sardinia Italy
         Oct 21, 2019
  Sardinia, Orosei, Italy, Cala Gonone  
  2.  Around Orosei.   22 October 2019, Tuesday.   Orosei, Sardinia Italy
         Oct 22, 2019
  Sardinia, Orosei, Italy  
 
 
 
1. Orosei and Cala Gonone
21 October 2019.   Cala Gonone, Orosei  Sardinia, Italy.
S   M   L
1. Orosei and Cala Gonone
21 October 2019.  Cala Gonone, Orosei, Sardinia, Italy.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
2. Around Orosei
22 October 2019.   Orosei  Sardinia, Italy.
S   M   L
2. Around Orosei
22 October 2019.  Orosei, Sardinia, Italy.
 
 
 
 

We awoke to good election results from Canada. Otherwise we had a quiet day: we hung around town, ate at a couple of neighborhood restaurants, worked on our reading, and planned tomorrow's route to north west Sardinia.

 
 
 
 
Sardinian flatbread
     
This flatbread is served at every meal. It's said to have a very long shelf life.
 
 
 
Sardinian flatbread
     
This flatbread is served at every meal. It's said to have a very long shelf life.
 
 
 
Sardinian flatbread
     
This flatbread is served at every meal. It's said to have a very long shelf life.
 
 
Ubiquitous Sardinian flatbread
     
 
 
 
Ubiquitous Sardinian flatbread
     
 
 
 
Ubiquitous Sardinian flatbread
     
 
 
Opening hours
     
 
 
 
Opening hours
     
 
 
 
Opening hours
     
 
 
Looking out window of our hotel
     
 
 
 
Looking out window of our hotel
     
 
 
 
Looking out window of our hotel
     
 
 
Hotel Albergo Diffuso Mannois
     
 
 
 
Hotel Albergo Diffuso Mannois
     
 
 
 
Hotel Albergo Diffuso Mannois
     
 
 
Singer sewing machine
     
The hotel Albergo Diffuso Mannois has a bit of a sewing machine theme going and this is one of the two in our suite.
 
 
 
Singer sewing machine
     
The hotel Albergo Diffuso Mannois has a bit of a sewing machine theme going and this is one of the two in our suite.
 
 
 
Singer sewing machine
     
The hotel Albergo Diffuso Mannois has a bit of a sewing machine theme going and this is one of the two in our suite.