Exploring Sardinia!

Hello friends! My last two posts have been entirely about the happenings of one day. Since I fell a bit behind in my blogging, I’m going to attempt to catch you up to speed on everything you’ve missed in one blog. So here you will find a little bit of everything I was up tom without all the details that I would love to give you. If there is a topic you would like me to expand on, let me know and maybe in the future I can write a more detailed post about it! I guess you could call this my blog for those of you who like pictures better than words!

Where to begin..

Well, for starters I went to the sea (a few times)! Hey look it’s the Mediterranean Sea!

My first time in the sea! I was a little skeptical.

My first time in the Sea! Mmmm, salty!

Settling in for my first sunset over the Mediterranean Sea.

My first (of many) Mediterranean Sunset! (S’Archittu, Sardinia)

Sunset at the beaches Tharros, Sardinia!

Sunset over the Mediterranean Sea

Beaches of S’Archittu, Sardinia


Beaches near Bosa., Sardinia.

Beaches of Tharros.

Okay, okay, okay. I could post pictures of beaches and sunsets all day, so i’m going to stop now before you get sick of them.

Later, I went up to the beautiful city of Bosa, and saw a castle!

The beautiful city streets of Bosa, Sardinia!

The beautiful city streets of Bosa, Sardinia!

The beautiful city streets of Bosa, Sardinia!

Street train! This one’s for you Grandpa!

The Castle of Serravalle in Bosa, Sardinia!

Castle towers are the best!

And of course, the prize for climbing thousands of stairs

The view of Bosa from the Castle of Serravalle

Thanks Bosa for the beautiful views and incredible memories!

The river Temo at dusk.


And of course, I went to the beach afterward. I missed the sunset, but the sea was still spectacular!


Perhaps the highlight of my time in Sardinia was exploring the ruins of the ancient Phoenician city of Tharros!

Temple remains.

Exploring the ruins of Tharros.

This ancient city had one hell of a nice view!


I think I would have loved to live here!

The remains of what was probably an ancient hobbit hole.

The coastal tower of San Giovanni.

The entire area radiated with a sense of historic depth and ancient beauty. I felt a great inner peace while I walked the roads and pathways of Tharros, almost like I had returned after a long absence.  I imagined myself having lived a past life there. It was a delightful thought.

And of course, I went to the beach.


To watch the sunset…

Then I took a ferry across the Mediterranean Sea (more precisely the Tyrrhanian Sea) from Cagliari, Sardinia to Naples, Italy. The 13.5 hour trip was my first experience on any sea vessel larger than a small speedboat.


That’s my boat on the right!

Goodbye Cagliari, Good bye Sardinia!

Hey look! The boat left at sunset!

I may have an addiction to sunsets…

I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.

You wouldn’t believe how windy it was on the boat!

Off we go!


Yes, This was on the boat…

I didn’t sleep well at all that night. the chair I paid extra to have was horribly uncomfortable (I didn’t feel like paying for a full cabin), and I ended up finding a couch that was only half spoken for, and claimed the rest of it. Since I was tossing and turning all night, I happened to (still) be awake in time to watch the sun rise over the approaching Italian coastline!


A wild sunrise appears!

Sunrise over the approaching Italian coastline.

Sunrise on a boat!

Pirate King Alexander Redbeard

Hello and good morning Naples!


From Naples I took a train to Salerno Italy where I would meet my new host, Dino! but i’m getting ahead of myself.

Closing thoughts:
After spending a month in Cuglieri, I was filled with a great sadness at the thought of leaving. I had grown so accustom to the little town, its charming buildings, friendly people, and beautiful landscapes. There were people I had seen every single day during my stay, who I would not see again. Each goodbye weighed heavily on my heart. I had truly began to feel at home in Cuglieri, and the thought of leaving this new home for a new “unknown” was disheartening and a bit terrifying.

Goodnight Cuglieri, and goodbye Sardinia!

Fortunately for me, my new host, Dino, and his wonderful family would vanquish those feelings immediately! Find out more about Dino next time on Exploring Alexander!


10 Comments on “Exploring Sardinia!

  1. Totally beautiful, Alex Almost wish I could be there with you…buy I am a bit too old for that type of adventure now. Thanks for sharing. I heard a bit of good news about you today (Patrick was here for a week)..So happy for you!!! Love you

    • Thanks grandma! I hope all is well with you, and you’re never too old to go on an adventure!

    • Thanks Trudie! I’m glad you enjoyed it. I hope you’re doing well!

  2. Hi Alex,
    I’m back from the beautiful Mediterranean and our paths didn’t cross 🙁
    I’ll just keep reading your posts and enjoying your pictures as if I’m still there.
    For my short time there and by the sound of your posts you made the right choice!!
    Believe me, I’ll be returning sometime in the near future.

    • Aaaw, I didn’t even know you were in the area! You have to tell me these things! How was your trip? Where did you go?

      • I saw where you were heading at the time so I didn’t mention it. Barcelona for 2 days, Marseille, Cannes, Monte Carlo, Florence, Tuscany, Rome, Palma Mallorca. So much history, beautiful country sides, villages by the sea, the cities and the awesome people.

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