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Tortolì

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    • Day 1

      Always happy at the beach

      October 16, 2022 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

      Nach dem einchecken haben wir uns direkt umgezogen, Strand Tasche gepackt und los ging es direkt zum Strand 😍 das fahren hier ist echt super entspannt und die kleinen Dörfer sehen so süß aus! Unsere Playlist für die Autofahrt ist einfach der Knaller ♥️ fühlen uns schon richtig wohl und genießen gerade einfach unser Leben! Am Strand angekommen ging es dann erstmal direkt ins Wasser! Es war schon etwas frisch aber vollkommen ok 🤗 jetzt heißt es aber erstmal ankommen und realisieren das wir in Sardinien am Strand liegen♥️Read more

    • Day 4

      Beach all day long

      October 19, 2022 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

      Heute ist Entspannung angesagt! Mein Hals macht seit gestern Abend wieder Ärger und tut weh und wir waren gestern schon aktiv genug. Also ging es nach dem Frühstück direkt zum Strand. Erster Versuch war wohl nichts, wir sind irgendwo in einem Industriegebiet rausgekommen und waren dann plötzlich am Hafen mit Kränen usw. Da wollten wir uns dann doch nicht hinlegen, deshalb sind wir zu einem anderen in der Nähe gefahren wo es uns schon besser gefallen hat. Hier waren zwar ein paar mehr Menschen, aber immer noch ruhig und richtig feinen Sandstrand.Read more

    • Day 17

      Day 17 - Hallelujah, I (Still) Have(n’t)

      June 17 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

      Found What I’m Looking For.

      We went for an early morning wee together at 6.10am, then got up at 8.20am. We have found a shower and toilet block near reception that literally no one else uses and the showers are massive. All for the price of just a short walk.

      Our exciting breakfast consisted of coffee, a banana and a laughing cow cheese. We then headed the less than 100 metres down a walkway for our first glimpse of the beach with bated breath. It was beautiful, just what we had been looking for. Jackie immediately declared that she loved it and we were staying here for the remainder of our time in Sardinia. She is so fickle, I recall her saying something similar at the last campsite and beach. On this occasion, I couldn’t agree with her more.

      The beach is a long crescent of sand dropping down into crystal clear waters. There are some children on the beach and in the campsite, but there is enough space to avoid them sufficiently. Apparently Italian children broke up from school on the 7th June and have 3 months summer holidays. I haven’t been irritated by them…YET.

      We returned to camp at lunchtime for a Laughing Cow cheese and tomato sandwich with a glass of wine, then returned to the beach, where we stayed until gone 6pm.

      Jackie made chilli con carne again, not because we are cheapskates but she was worried the minced beef might go off we left it any longer. The chilli came with extra chilli, which I feared might have repercussions!

      We had a couple of glasses of wine whilst watching the football. I did the washing up again which without doubt is my main job in camp, as well as being the occasional pot stirrer.

      We will almost certainly not be moving on now until we have to pack up and catch the ferry back to the mainland.

      At the time of writing I realised that I hadn’t forgotten to take any photos of the beach.

      Song of the Day - Cheapskates by The Clash.

      2nd Song of the Day - I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For by U2.

      3rd Song of the Day - Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen.
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    • Day 443

      Hundetreff 🐕

      October 31, 2023 in Italy ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

      Gestern kamen noch ganz schön viele Camper und zu Lunas Freude einige mit Hunden.

      Das erste, was sie in der Früh wollte, war raus zu den anderen Doggos. 🐶 Sie verstand sich richtig gut mit den anderen und teilweise rannten sie zu 5 herum, so lieb. 🥰 Das war für Luna der perfekte Start in den Tag. 😊

      Wir unterhielten uns in der Zeit mit den Besitzern. 😊

      Am Nachmittag genossen wir die Sonne am Strand. ⛱️ Leider schwemmt es zurzeit durch den Wellengang richtig viel Seegras an. 🥺

      Zu Abend gab es dann leckere Zucchini-Auberginen-Lasagne mit Wraps als Lasagneblätterersatz. War richtig lecker 🤤

      Ansonsten hat sich nicht viel getan.
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    • Day 60

      Arizona oder Sardinien?

      November 14, 2022 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

      Schon bei der Hinfahrt von Urzulei aus kommend bin ich durch eine Landschaft gefahren, die eher an den Wilden Westen erinnert. Heute bin ich mit dem Roller dort noch einmal hingefahren, um mir das näher anzusehen. Ich denke, die Bilder sprechen für sich. Hier gibt es auch uralte Felsengräber. Eine Fahrt nach Baunei rundet den Tag ab. Die Lage des Ortes am Rande des Supramonte besticht. Ansonsten gibt der Ort aber nicht allzu viel her. Allerdings hat man von hier tolle Aussichten auf die Bucht und den Talkessel. Morgen geht es weiter...Read more

    • Day 58

      Ein ganz normaler Campingplatz

      November 12, 2022 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

      Ist mein aktuelles zu Hause. Hätte ich kaum mit gerechnet. Tatsächlich hat dieser Platz bis Ende November geöffnet. Zumal das schöne Wetter ein bißchen schwächelt, aber nur ein klein wenig. Ein paar Tage werde ich hier wohl bleiben. Auf der Hinfahrt bin ich durch spannende Landschaften gekommen, die ein wenig an den Wilden Westen erinnert. Wenn das Wetter das zulässt, möchte ich das mit dem Roller noch einmal erkunden. Und ein wenig Komfort und Sicherheit genießen ist ja auch ganz nett.Read more

    • Day 3

      Polizist oder Stripper?

      October 18, 2022 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 20 °C

      Auf dem Weg zum Essen sind wir dieses Mal mit dem Auto ins Nachbardorf Tortoli gefahren. Straßenbeleuchtung kennen die hier nicht und es war schon echt dunkel. Es ist das erste mal das wir abends zum Abendessen mit dem Auto gefahren sind. Kurz nachdem wir im Dorf angekommen sind Stand ein Polizeiauto am Straßenrand und hat uns rausgewunken… bezüglich Tempolimits sind wir uns hier tatsächlich ziemlich unsicher. Fährt man nach dem den Schildern wird man durchgehen überholt, hält man sich an die Angaben vom navi würde man wahrscheinlich in den Serpentinen umkommen 😂 ich fahre jetzt einfach immer so wie ich denke das es gut ist 🫣 …ich muss aber dazu sagen das wir gerade in den Ort eingebogen sind und wir nicht schneller als 40 waren und laut navi 50 vorgeschrieben war.
      Ein Polizist kam ans Fenster, vor Aufregung und Verwirrung das es gerade wirklich passiert habe ich erstmal das flache Fenster runter gemacht und habe hinten runter gemacht 😂 er konnte wie so viele hier kein bisschen englisch und wollte anscheinend unsere Ausweise und unseren Führerschein. Ich die barfuß fährt hatte am meisten Angst, das er dazu was sagen würde 😂 aber das schien ihn nicht zu interessieren. Er nahm unsere Ausweise und ging damit zu seinem Auto um was auch immer damit zu tun. Ein zweiter Polizist ging an Caros Seite vorbei und hatte richtig großen Gewehr in der Hand (Männer wüssten jetzt was für ein Typ es gewesen wäre, wir haben keine Ahnung) 😅 es hat echt lange gedauert bis der erste mit unseren Ausweisen wieder kam und irgendwas gesagt hatte auf italienisch, was sich so angehört hatte wie ihr könnt weiter fahren. Wieso weshalb warum wir angehalten wurden wissen wir nicht, wir vermuten Langeweile 😂
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    • Day 16

      Day 16 - Tunnelling Up The East Coast

      June 16 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

      It was another windy night in the tent, but this time Jackie was source. The trouble with having a siesta is that we then struggled to get to sleep that evening. On a positive note, I was able to listen to the whole of the reduced overs England T20 match and most of the Scotland T20 match in the early hours.

      Despite this we (I) still got up early and started to pack everything away. It was our best performance to pack the car, but we still managed to drive out of the campsite before 10.30am. We had definitely made the right decision, because it was thick grey cloud with the odd light shower.

      Our first port of call was Lidl in Saint’Antioco, where we bought way too much food and booze. We had the indignity of being forced into buying a sturdy Lidl’s carrier bag, then I had to waddle out to the car park with the bulging Lidl’s carrier bag swaying between my legs. I looked like a trailer park trash weightlifter about to attempt a snatch!

      We then set the SatNav to Golden Beach in Cagliari. As we left Saint’Antioco, we passed some salt lakes that were resting place for migrating flamingos. There were numerous wading in the lakes, but not close enough for a decent selfie.

      Our route then took us through a mountainous wilderness, where we lost signal part way through a phone call to wish my father a “Happy Father’s Day’. We dropped down into Cagliari, that had quite a pleasant water front, but the road was so badly cobbled that it scared the life out of us that we would get a puncture. I couldn’t think of anything worse!To the east of Cagliari was Golden Beach, a very long thin strip of white sandy beach, which is apparently a favourite amongst the younger Sardinians. It was still busy despite it being a very grey day, but it wasn’t for us.

      The next stop on the itinerary was Camping Theleme, which had been recommended to us by a German camper, whilst we were packing up earlier that morning. We planned to just check out Camping Theleme, which was high up in the mountains on the outskirts of the small town of Ulassai. It was apparently lovely and cool in the evenings, which we considered a bonus with a heatwave on the way.

      We followed the coast along the southern end of the island, then headed north up the eastern coast. We were driving along the SS125, which clearly the Italian government had invested some serious money into. The road surface was good and it took us through dozens of tunnels, often over a mile long, and on bridges spanning deep valleys. It was a very pleasant drive and a relief to leave behind the idiot Italian drivers and riders around Cagliari, that didn’t take kindly to a law abiding citizen sticking to the speed limit, by hooting their horns and/or gesticulating as they made ridiculous overtakes past us.

      Halfway up the east coast, we turned off and headed up the mountain to the towns of Jerez and Ulassai. The towns looked more like we were in Nepal than on an Italian island. As we drove up we had already made our mind up that we wouldn’t be staying here, because the coast was just too far away to travel to the beach each day. After reaching the heady heights of Ulassai we turned round and went back down again.

      There were 2 campsites next to each other, we had earmarked as suitable for our needs just south of Tortolì. We selected the one that sounded the most relaxed and casual called Camping Village Cigno Bianco. Upon arrival we parked up and walked to reception, where we enquired about tent pitch availability. The middle aged receptionist had real attitude and told us we had to wait for an employee to show us what pitches were available and for how long.

      We waited 10 minutes until a little black lad on a golf buggy showed up. He drove us 300 metres to the other end of the site, pointed out a small triangle of ground and told us that it was the only pitch available. They had to be f**king kidding, the pitch was surrounded by trees and a dirt track. It would have have been like living on a mini-roundabout. We didn’t take it.

      Feeling slightly despondent and worried we drove next door to Camping Village Orri. What a world of difference! The receptionist told us to have a look round and find a pitch that suited us, then come back and check-in. This campsite was only half full and the pitches were not clearly defined, which gave it a higgledy-piggledy feel, but also much more spacious. We chose our sandy spot amongst the trees, providing some shady, but allowing the sun and light through.

      It was a lovely spot and we can stay for as long as we like. Unfortunately we made a real arse of ourselves erecting our tent. You’d think practice might make perfect!

      After unloading the car and setting up, we showered then tried out the campsite restaurant. Jackie had clam and mussel pasta, whilst I had macaroni with pork. It was nice, but in my humble opinion still not as tasty as what Jackie can turn out.

      I watched the football on my phone, because again we had a poor WiFi signal, then went to bed yet again shattered.

      Song of the Day - Pretty Flamingo by Manfred Mann.
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    • Day 18

      Day 18 - Feared Repercussions Realised

      June 18 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

      I woke up inexplicably at 4.30am and tried to get back to sleep again. 15 minutes later my stomach started gurgling and I was frantically scrambling around the tent for some clothes and toilet paper before dashing across the campsite to the toilets. I don’t need to elaborate further, but I was cursing Jackie for the amount of chilli in last night’s chilli.

      After I emerged from the toilet, it was starting to get light so I walked down to the beach and took a couple of photos of the beach pre-sunrise. I couldn’t be bothered to wait for the actual sunrise.

      I returned to our tent and managed to get a short snooze in, whilst Jackie with the constitution of an ox slept right through.

      Later that morning over breakfast we chatted to our neighbours, a couple of German lads, who were packing up. It transpired that they were going home early, because one of them had had a bad motorcycle accident out here in Sardinia. As he so succinctly put it “Shit happens!”

      It was a bit of an overcast day, which may have been a blessing in disguise, because it was about 30 degrees. We stayed on the beach all day and plan to every day until we leave, so I will probably put the blog on hold.

      That night we had the remainder of the fiery chilli with pasta and salad. I diluted mine with half a pot of plain yoghurt. After the football, I went to bed and being prepared like a Boy Scout, I left my crocs, shorts and loo roll in a neat pile beside the tent door in anticipation of another early hours dash.

      Song of the Day - I Ran (So Far Away) by A Flock Of Seagulls.
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    • Day 42

      Torre San Gemiliano

      November 12, 2022 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

      Heute machen wir einen Spaziergang vom Wohnmobil am Strand von San Gemeliano hinauf zum Torre mit toller Aussicht. wir gehen hinunter in die schöne windstille Bucht von Porto Frailis und wieder zurück. Es ist sonnig und wir baden, Abends erleben wir den schönsten und umwerfendsten Sonnenuntergang der letzten sechs Wochen. Ein schöner Abschied von Sardinien, den am Dienstag Vormittag geht unsere Fähre hinüber nach Livorno.
      Sardinien im Oktober/November ist in Europa das schönste und nächste Ziel für alle diejenigen die gerne wild stehen, Ruhe mögen, schöne Strände und kristallklares Wasser lieben.
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    Tortolì, Tortoli

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