The weather wasn’t it’s usual balmy self, with some dangerous looking clouds loitering with what looked like intent, so it seemed like a cracking day for a road trip. While admiring the 3500 yr old olive tree earlier in the week, we met and talked to a very engaging couple from Germany, Utta and Achim, on holiday with their charming hound Zantos. They told us of a wild wind carved place on the NW coast, Capo Testa. This became our next planned excursion.
We hit the narrow, rural roads, this time at speed fitting of roads as twisty as discarded thread (have since discovered the limit is 90). The interior of Sardinia is lush and verdant, with an extraordinary assortment of large and small granite chunks, spread about like an abundance of freshly ground pepper.
Capo Testa is stunning. The wind has whipped granite into a Picassoesque rendering, tumbling down to the Med. It’s all topped with some ancient stone buildings and lighthouse. The nearby village of Santa Teresa di Gallura has a glorious serenity. As we sat at a ristorante, taking sustenance, our new German friends wandered by! We all had a good chortle at the coincidence.
Sure we got lost on the way back, but we enjoyed getting off the well trodden track, and into the interior!
Time to head to a beach......#capotesta #sardinia #sardinia_photogroup #sardiniaexperience #portorotondo #palubalza #santeresadigallura #gulfislandphotog