Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Olbia, Sardinia

We take the ferry over to Sardinia, arriving in Olbia in the north of the island.  Our hotel offers an incredible view of the water and the coastline across the harbor, with ferries passing back and forth.

 Dramatic view of the harbor and coast

We drop our luggage at the hotel and drive up to Porto Cervo, the Sardinian playground for the rich and famous.  
The drive up to Port Cervo is incredible:  stunning water views, rugged coastline, and islands in the distance.

Views of the Mediterranean and Sardinia on the drive

 Yachts in the harbor at Porto Cervo

Porto Cervo itself is a modern port of shops and restaurants with great sculptures scattered everywhere.

Views of Porto Cervo

 Random sculptures

We poke around for a bit, wander into a few shops, then head back to the Burger & Beach Bar that caught our eye as we drove up, sitting on the top of a hill, with a path down to the water for dining at the water's edge.  
We walk down a path to the sea and enjoy fish and chips and burgers, with local beer and a view that can't be beat.  We could sit here all day, relax, and watch the water and breathtaking sights.  We enjoy it so much that we come back a few days later for another round of burgers, fish & chips, and scenery.

 Burger, fish and chips, sliders

 View of and from our table

After lunch, we head back to our hotel and spend some time on the beach as a great finale to our first day in Sardinia.

 Afternoon at the beach

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