Speed Limit Traffic Speed
km (miles)/hr km (miles)/hr
30 (19) 60 (37)
50 (31) 100 (62)
70 (44) 130 (81)
Going through one construction zone (no workers), the speed limit was 30 (19 mph), I was driving at 90 (56 mph), and all the cars behind me were only feet from my rear bumper until they could pass. Don't try this at home (unless you live in Sardinia!)!
We plan a picnic lunch as we drive and stop at the Simply grocery store in Olbia to pick up all the great fixings (it's hard to choose, but we finally pick): 100 grams (1/4 lb) of salami, 100 grams of mortadella (Italian cured sausage), a package of cheese and 3 rolls, all for 5.3 euros ($5.67).
We bid arrivederci to the north
Drive through the central mountains
And, after our scenic drive and a great picnic, we arrive in south-western Sardinia, a land of mountains, beaches, agriculture, and tourists. Chia is reported to have some of the best beaches in Sardinia, along with magnificent sand dunes, and our hotel is adjacent to the sea, with a boardwalk across the dunes to the water.
Chia, land of beaches!
Beach in the distance across the fields