Alghero to Bosa - Springtime Spin in Sardinia 2019 - CycleBlaze

June 1, 2019

Alghero to Bosa

Today’s ride ranks as one of the very best coastlines we have ever ridden. It was challenging and hugely rewarding. If there was ever a ride to record on a go pro, this was it. And we had the best weather we could have asked for.

Once again, I am playing catch up thanks to internet hiccups so I will just post the pictures.

Our breakfast room at Alghero B&B, a very modern and beautifully appointed place.
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Leslie Rogers-WarnockThis the sparsest breakfast photo I've ever seen from you two.
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Old town Alghero. Notice the birdcage lights overhead. We didn’t see these at night but what a brilliant way to light up your town.
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Alghero harbour.
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One of the hundreds of pillboxes built in WW II, in preparation for an Allied invasion which didn’t happen in Sardinia, but rather Sicily.
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Leslie Rogers-WarnockWhy is a bike on top of the pillbox?
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Trebuchet, a defensive apparatus from long ago.
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‘Cannon balls’ would be tossed at your ship if you were thinking of coming ashore.
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Alghero is fortified with a defensive wall.
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Notice the walkway with the 2 way bike path. It works and is well used.
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Flowers blanketed the slopes.
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This ride was stunning. Lots of climbing, but so rewarding.
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Somewhere out there is Spain. Sorry for the crooked horizon.
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We could see our road ahead along the coast.
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Look carefully and you’ll see a concrete clamshell over the road. This structure is to prevent rocks from hitting the road.
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I want to fly like an eagle, till I’m free. Fly like an eagle, let my spirit carry me...
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View down from the rock shelter.
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Victory! There is no marker of the summit, but this is the highest point of today’s ride. Bring on the downhill!
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The motorcyclists are having a blast on this section.
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It is insanely beautiful along this part of the coast.
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Thistle bud.
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Bill ShaneyfeltMight be a milk thistle bud.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silybum_marianum
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Is this another species of the horn poppy?
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Downhills were glorious.
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Bosa is tucked into the notch in the hills.
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Bosa, from the top. It’s much prettier from the front.
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Bosa is on the Fiume Temo.
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Tannery museum tools of the (smelly) trade.
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Hey, I learned to sew on a Singer treadle machine!
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Electric tools were eventually introduced. These ones were for the tanning phase.
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Dance performances on Saturday night were amazing. This young couple in front was so talented! Made us think of our niece, Kimberley who’s a dancer extraordinaire.
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View from our balcony of the tannery buildings.
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Leslie Rogers-WarnockWhat a lovely view!
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Bridge over the Temo
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Bosa’s main pedestrian street, just before dinner.
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This unassuming church was ornately decorated inside.
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The church even had a botafumerio, a Gallecian metal incense container.
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Restaurant ... we were the first ones in. Two large tables were set so we knew they were expecting a bg party.
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By 8:00, the party patrons arrived ... half were under the age of eight. David was ready to toss a cork at them at the first sign of mischief!
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Semi-freddo, how I love thee!
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Night time on the Temo.
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Time for an evening stroll, but for heavens sake, watch your step. Those stones are all uneven.
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Leslie Rogers-WarnockUneven, yes, but it's not like Dave is wearing his high heels! :)
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Patty BarronMy thought is always; who lines up all those small rocks & places them in such neat rows, to make such beautiful patterns?!
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Anne MathersTo Leslie Rogers-WarnockNo high heels, but it’s hard to dance the cha cha over these stones.
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Traditional Sardinian design, pottery is made in Dorgali.
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Tricia GrahamWhat a wonderful ride I want to go to Sardinia after seeing that
Tricia
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Today's ride: 52 km (32 miles)
Total: 821 km (510 miles)

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Scott AndersonIsn’t this the best though? I can’t believe I’d forgotten about this ride. Thanks for the reminder.
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Keith ClassenThat looks like such a great ride!
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Anne MathersTo Keith ClassenIt reminded me of the Oregon coat, only amped up a hundred times.
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