SARDINIA, ITALY


(Sardinia Flag)


(Sardinia Map)


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MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2008:

We dropped anchor in Alghero, Italy and tendered to shore.
Alghero, Italy Harbor Alghero, Italy Harbor


The coast of the island of Sardinia is very beautiful.
The coast of Sardinia The coast of Sardinia The coast of Sardinia


SARDINIA VIDEO
11 minute video of the Italian island of Sardinia.
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Alghero is a town of about 42,000 inhabitants.
The streets of Alghero, Italy Alghero, Italy Harbor Alghero, Italy Harbor


Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.
Alghero, Italy Rocky coast of Sardinia


ALGHERO, ITALY VIDEO
11 minute video of Alghero, Italy.
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MY DAILY EMAIL SENT ON MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2008
Ciao,

Yesterday when I tossed my coin in Trevi Fountain I wished for good weather the rest of the trip. So far it has come true, today was perfect. Today's port was Alghero, Italy on the island of Sardinia in the Mediterranean. I didn't really know what to expect here. The fact that this island existed is about the only thing I knew about it. I was very pleased, this is a beautiful island and the town of Alghero is a very scenic Italian town.

I started the day by driving up into the hills outside of town. I got at nice view of the rocky coastline at the Gulf of Porto Conte. Next I explored the round towers and huts erected by the Nuraghi culture in 1800 BC.

The highlight of the day was a nice long walk through Old Town in Alghero. I visited the 14th century Church of San Francisco, Albi Palace and walked all along the walls of the city with the Mediterranean Sea on one side and the shops & sidewalk cafes of Alghero on the other.

We pulled up the anchor and sailed away at 4:00pm leaving Italy behind us. I would definitely like to come back here someday for a longer visit. We are now on our way back to London (Southampton). We have two more ports followed by two sea days before we get there on Saturday morning.

In the attached photo you can see my ship, the town of Alghero and the Mediterranean Sea.



More later,

Tim


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