Saturday, July 8, 2017

Turf and Surf

Friday was a "turf" day as we rode from Castelsardo to Santa Teresa di Gallura, and yesterday was a "surf" day as we spent the day boating and swimming in the La Maddalena National Park, an archipelago of islands off the northeast coast of Sardinia.

The cycling was hot and challenging in places. A portion of our route was part of a stage of the recent Giro d'Italia - the Italian equivalent of the Tour de France. Average temperature: 88 sunny degrees. It could have been worse, but let's just say it was a relief to get to our hotel and get into the pool with an Aperol spritz nearby.

Castelsardo on Friday morning from our hotel's balcony

Northern Sardinia

Relaxing by the pool

Yesterday, we enjoyed a day swimming and boating among several islands in the La Maddalena National Park.

The Canadian Team

The American Team

Yesterday evening, we went to central Santa Teresa for wine aperitifs before heading to a pizzeria for dinner. I'm not accustomed to so much food and late nights, especially when on a cycling tour, but I'm bearing up reasonably well. 

This morning, we have a shortish loop ride out of Santa Teresa before heading by ferry this afternoon across the Boche di Bonafacio - the narrow straight between Sardinia and Corsica. There, we will switch from Italian to French and commence our tour across southern and western Corsica.

1 comment:

  1. What are you doing on the American team, you Canuck?