Travel Blogs from Iglesias
... was funny sometimes (a little bit) but it also made for very stressful driving.
We left just in time as a cold wind was blowing there yesterday and we had certainly been lucky with the weather. We loved Montenegro so much we hope to go back one day.
We're both a bit sick with colds today so we're happier to have the slower pace in Sardinia. We had to fly to Rome to catch the flight to Sardinia. We arrived around ...
... of the Island of St Peter. (he was apparently ship wrecked here on his travels).
We settled in on a sandy bottom this time and were soon joined by Matador, Yindee Plus and Hai Mei Gui. We all stayed two nights with a Pot Luck dinner on board Cuttyhunk before we parted company. The others headed west to Menorca while we perserveered with Sardinia and headed up the west coast.
We decided we would try and catch up with "Matador" and Stu and Steph. "Matador" had been in Marmaris over the winter and although Stu and Steph hadn't spent the whole winter there (choosing instead to go to NZ) we still considered them as part of the "live-aboard in-crowd"
We set off from Cagliari only intending to sail down the coast about 12nm to a place called Pula. But ...
... across an island not so overrun by tourist trappings that its original nature has been somewhat tainted. It makes me wonder how neighbouring island Corsica would fair for a similar-length stay, the French island being far more compact than its Italian neighbour, but on the whole, the combination of weather, scenery, styles, food and hospitality makes holidays of this nature spring happily to life, and I'm all but sated until the next overseas jaunt....!
The next morning we went in search of the "Red Flamingos" - apparently
they are everywhere in the southern coastal regions and a 'must see'. We
were told to go out of town and under the old bridge by the salt
factory to find them... well we didn't find any flamingos but a very
cute, old local fisherman (i think, he was wearing yellow wellies) took
great delight in explaining, in Spanish of course!, and showing us on
the map where the flamingos were to be found ...
Other places to stay in Iglesias
Carlo Alberto dalla Chiesa 20, Iglesias | 4 star hotelfrom $64
Loc. Monte Figu, s/n, Iglesias | Hotelfrom $67
Piazza Q. Sella 15, Iglesias | 3 star hotelfrom $79
Iglesias | 3 star hotelfrom $107
Corso Colombo 72, Iglesias | Hotelfrom $58