A blustery day on the LakeM

A blustery day on the LakeM
A blustery day on the Lake

Monday, October 10, 2011

Ancient Roads and Ancient Rocks

We have come to appreciate the word ancient, while traveling around Sardegna(Sardinia).. This island was formed 500 million years ago when two tectonic plates crashed into each other. The island of Sardegna as well as the island of Corsica were pushed up out of the sea. The island is very mountainous and rocky. Most of the rocks are granite and over the millions of years have been shaped by the wind and salt water. We passed by the "Elephant" on our way south and the "Orso" or bear is here in Palau.


On our way through the central part of Sardegna we stopped to spend the night at a B&B in the little village of Santu Lussurgiu. This little village seemed to hang precariously from the side of a mountain. As we entered the village, we could look down on the red tile rooftops of the house. After that, every street seemed to go straight down and around blind corners. Our car was, at times, scraping against the walls of the houses. These were ancient streets and ancient walls. The B&B was a typical village house...renovated and modernized to an extent....but the vaulted, stone ceilings as well as the stone walls and floors were all original. It was a lovely experience.

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1 comment:

  1. Ciao Berney,
    Sardegna sounds beautiful! Islands alway have a special magic about them. I’m glad you’re getting around to see everything. You certainly must feel quite Italian by now.We had a wonderful trip to Maine last week - gorgeous weather, lots of fresh seafood, and interesting art. You would have enjoyed the Hopper exhibit at Bowdoin College. This show was the first exhibit of an ocean series painted at Monhegan Island. We especially enjoyed his watercolors of Cape Elizabeth and the Portland area. The John Marin exhibit at the Portland Museum was also quite inspiring. We arrived home for a spectacular Columbus Day Weekend with warm, sunny weather. Today we’re getting another taste of fall, with a chill in the air. We’re off to NYC for a few days next week, Boston the following week, then to California at the end of the month. We still tear up when thinking about Moe, but all in all, we’re doing very well.
    Con amore, Laura