Just a few days after we returned from Scandinavia, we turned around and headed to Sardinia. I had been so excited about Sardinia because Italians love it and they are all so proud of this island. They go on about the food and the beaches and the people and the natural state of the landscape. I squeezed this trip in knowing I may not be feeling up to it. I just did not know when we would get another chance to go.
Because we had just traveled so much and I was even more pregnant now, we decided to make this a relaxing beach adventure where we did not have to see everything on the island but we would sample some of the best beaches they have.
It was not disappointing! The first day I did not bring my camera out but we were at one of the most famous beaches on the northwest side of the island. It was extremely beautiful but still crowded. It was a warm day and a Sunday so the locals were out too. The color of the water was as blue as I have seen anywhere (somewhat reminiscent of the Caribbean). We had a great time and then headed back to our home base in Alghero.
The next day we headed for a beach south about halfway down the island on the west coast. My coworker had told me that the sand there was like rice and it was made of very smooth beautiful quartz. The water here was also crystal clear. They did not have lidi (places to rent umbrellas and chairs) so we were just out on the beach with an umbrella from our hotel. This made the beach feel more natural and beautiful- I did not mind the lack of basics. You can see the closeup of the sand in my hand. I loved that sand so much and I could not stop playing with it all day! I really enjoyed this area.
The third day we went to a beach backed by this is the pine forest. The beach itself was more narrow but the water was so shallow for so far out. It was a great beach for kids to play because there was lots of room to be in the water. Again, the water was crystal clear. This beach was on the east side of the island.
He had a chance to go on a nice walk in town during sunset so I took a few pictures.
It was time for the trip to end and I was finally feeling like I was ready to get settled in and start preparing the house for the baby. So for now- travelling will be on the back burner while we get ready. However- I will be planning travel for the family after so there will still be lots of adventures!