On the road – A glimpse on Gallura and the north coast

Do you know why I know these places in Sardinia better than you? Exactly! Because I live here. But as I said before (http://bit.ly/1FQA4P2) I haven’t been into this hiking/trekking/walking/blogging stuff for a long a time. So I’m kind of new to these things. So everywhere I go (and I’ve been to a lot of places lately) I find something new as if I was travelling abroad. Thus there’s not much difference between you and me.

And to prove this to you I’m going to show you what we did last Sunday. We took a road trip from Castelsardo (http://bit.ly/1HsrDEl) heading east following the coastline for a couple of hours. Nothing you couldn’t do if you were around! Now if you don’t mind I would give you one piece of advice: don’t rush! Stop wherever you feel like stopping for a while. Get out of the car and start walking towards the sea, the fields, the green slopes of Gallura. Taste everything from cheese to wine. Don’t look for something in particular because you can’t possibly foresee what is waiting for you around the corner.

This is a photo diary of one not particularly sunny Sunday afternoon in Gallura (northeast Sardinia).

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Not everybody goes to the beach to have some fun. Picturesque family idyll on the fields
Blond boy showing off! One of the thousands of nuraghe (http://bit.ly/1KvgVDu) of the island
Blondie showing off! One of the thousands of nuraghe (http://bit.ly/1KvgVDu) on the island
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Our first ‘random’ stop at Torre Vignola.

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So basically you've got some tiny little bays, a church 50 metres from the shore and the view a Spanish coastal tower. That's when you turn left on the main road :-)
So basically you’ve got some tiny little bays, a church 50 meters from the shore (you never know when it comes handy…) and the view of a Spanish coastal tower. That’s when you turn left on the main road
I almost forgot: parking is free...
I almost forgot: parking is free…

Another nice thing about the weather here is that it might change in a couple of minutes. Although the morning was cloudy after a 30 minutes drive the scenario changed radically – definitely for the best!

Second 'random' stop at Monti Russu
Second ‘random’ stop at Monti Russu

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The dominant colour of the rocks in Gallura is red (rosso in Italian). In fact many names preserved this feature such as: Isola Rossa, Monti Russu ect.DSCN2703

Typical round shaped rocks of Gallura
Typical round shaped rocks of Gallura
No sunset involved! They're this red ...
No sunset involved! They’re this red …
Almost back to our starting point - Castelsardo (It's a pity it hasn't become a Game of Thrones set, yet...)
Almost back to our starting point – Castelsardo (It’s a pity it hasn’t become a Game of Thrones set, yet…)

And now if you are still wondering who Mario is in the first photo, well I have no idea. But since I heard the song (Born to be wild) first and then saw him in the rear view mirror I definitely liked him immediately. Whenever I see him again on the road I’ll tell you right away. If I can catch up with him … I mean we’ve got a Ford Ka!

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