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Travel Blogs from Cala Gonone
... The surroundings make you feel like an ant. The pictures don't do the place justice.
The beaches are many and the surf is big. The tourist season hasn't started here yet, so it's empty. We like it that way. The downside is that it's not always not quite warm enough to lay out in the sun, however, when the sun does come out, the beach time is unmatched.
One of the best island time moments for me was ...
... is certain about this building, it would have taken a magnificent effort to build as it is constructed from huge boulders. The ceilings are amazing, let alone the walls.
A stop at the major town of Alghero was interesting especially for someone who loves her jewellery. Alghero is known for its filigree silver jewellery and Sardinia is known for its coral jewellery. Combine the two and you can find some pretty pieces. I was pretty ...
... and the mountains in the background are more impressive than I expected. It's a lot of fun.
Before the drive started though things weren't as smooth. After getting off the ferry in Porto Torres, we arrived to find that the rental car agency, who twice confirmed our car, was closed unceremoniously, and by the look of the place might have even been out of business...
Porto Torres ...
On the Sunday morning we stayed around the beach and campsite.
We had a good swim there, then headed off northwards along the coast road passing the environs of Baunei which we were now familiar with.
We had a grand picnic on the scenic mountain road at the midpoint of two tunnels.
Then, on our way we went, returning to Cala Gonone to repeat our sleep in the car there, in exactly the same location.
... to stop and admire them.
We saw two more nuraghi's on this day.
The first one was a hilltop, uncared for nuraghi, on which were living the local goat/sheep/mouflons.It was reached only by a long rough track. There were no other people around and no entry fees. The goatees there were being looked after by a big dog, as they all did seem to be in Sardinia, and they all ran off as we approached.
That nuraghi was called Corongiu and was close to a village called Nurri. ...