We arrived at Sardinia early morning and anchored about a mile off Alghero, a lovely town surround by beautiful beaches. A nice sunny day but still the darn wind blew. Not very good, this being one of the ports on the itinerary that called for transfer ashore by tender - not for the faint hearted or anyone prone to 'mal de mer'. Wheeee!! Here we go!
The idea was that we would spend some time looking around and then chill out on the beach and maybe a swim. No chance with conditions like this !
The choice was between being sandblasted on the beach and pulled off your feet by the surf , or ducking into the town and taking a tour on one of these
Before all the horse lovers shout 'shame!', the horse wasn't actually doing anything other than having a little exercise as the cart was fitted with an electric motor to do the work - got to be a unique definition on the term 'horse power' :-)
A stroll down main street
Now where have I seen this before - maybe here ??
After spending the morning wandering through the town having our heads blown off, we decided enough was enough, so grabbed some lunch then headed back to our ship to watch the tenders scuttling to & fro
All of them eventually getting back safe & sound and stowed back on board.Looks a lot calmer here in the lee of the ship doesn't it ? Watching all this going on reminded me of ducklings chasing after Mother Duck to tuck safely under her wings :-)
Hope you enjoyed Alghero - next stop Pisa & Florence.