Quinn's childhood friend Jeremy, joined us for a hiking adventure on the Italian island of Sardinia and the French island of Corsica. It was a trip filled with sunshine, seafood, hiking and driving.
Day 1: Jeremy arrived in Luxembourg and then we all flew together on Ryanair to Alghero. We rented a car and drove to Stintino arriving around midnight. It was quite the day of travel for Jeremy.
Day 2: Checked out Stintino and La Pelosa beach. Drove over to Santa Teresa di Gallura with a quick stop in Costa Paradiso.
Photos from around Stintino
Bank with laundry above it!
Creepy eyeless statue
Photos from La Pelosa beach
Day 3: Hung around Santa Teresa di Gallura and enjoyed a nice walk along the coast of Capo Testa and some delicious food with oceanside views. We started it all off with breakfast on the patio.
Day 4: Took a ferry to Bonifacio in Corsica. Enjoyed some beverages on the pier. Suffered a curvy road up to Ajaccio
Day 5: Walked around the city of Ajaccio and also out to the Pointe de la Parata.
Day 6: Hiked the English Forest trail. Had some nice views and saw a ton of wildflowers.
Day 7: Drove to Corte. Stopped midway on the drive to see the Cascade de Anglais.
Standing on a cool bridge looking at a train bridge with a cool bridge under it!
Day 8: Our home in Corte
We did a long day hike to a church. We started from the town of Santo-Pietro-di-Venaco.
There ended up being snow on the route and we dug in up to our waist sometimes. Oops!
We met two Canadian gals on our hike up at the church (in the picture above). We ended up running into them in town that night and had a really fun time having dinner with them. Then we ended up meeting them unplanned at the trail head of our hike the next day. Our paths were meant to cross. They were super fun hiking buddies and we all enjoyed a bunch of laughs over a Corsican dinner together. Sometimes in our travels we run across people that have a special impact on us. Annie-Kim and Mathilde were two wonderful people who we wish we had known earlier and hope we have the good fortune to come across again.
Day 9: Long day hike to Gorges de Tavignano, starting with a picture of Corte.
Cows on our trail!!!!
Day 10: Long day and drive back south to Bonifacio and ferry back to Sardinia followed by another drive to Alghero. Who the heck came up with this plan?
There was a rally car race going on during our time on the island. We stopped at Porto Vecchio on our way back to Bonifacio and were able to join in a bit of the rally car fun. By the end of the day, we felt like we had done a rally car race.
One last look at Bonifacio on the ferry ride. Also, a wild pair of shoes.
Day 11: Day in Alghero
This turned out to be the most quaint and adorable town of the whole trip. I wish we had more time there.
End of Day 11: Flew back to Germany.