Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life

This weeks challenge is all about people and the things they do. I’ve never been one to photograph people as I prefer rolling landscapes and blue waters, so I’ve dug a little deep to find some people pics. I hope you enjoy.

Two days ago a mistral blew through northern Sardinia and we headed to the beach to roll in the waves. Elated to see about eight surfers in the water, I knew what I had to do next; out came the camera and I snapped away. Surfing is an everyday occurence (when the weather permits) for many surfers in this neck of the woods.

A few years ago I made my way back to Canada for a visit. Along with my sister and her beautiful family we drove to Gatineau, Quebec to visit my sister’s in-laws. We had many beautiful adventures: walking among the freshly fallen rustic leaves and watching the ripples fade in a mirror-like pond.

We also went tobogganing!

Prague is one of my all time favourite cities, and I don’t like large cities. I climbed the bell tower and snapped this photo of everyday life in Prague.

My girlfriends and I packed up the car and drove to New Hampshire for a four-day long weekend. Surprised to see the New Hampshire Police force using this mode of transportation; I guess it’s part of their everyday life, I sure had a giggle.

In 2007 I had the pleasure of traveling to Santorini, Greece with this group of fabulous travelers. I have been a member on Virtual Tourist since 2005 when I was searching for information on Brazil. These people are a wealth of information and are a great group to ride a donkey up a steep mountain with. I would do it again, yes I would!

Now the following photo shows my everyday life, albeit six years ago when I was running around as a waitress in a busy restaurant overlooking Niagara Falls, Canada. I loved my job, really I did. This photo is dedicated to one special person, and all the douchebags that don’t tip!

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Just Me, My Yacht & Helicopter | Le Grand Bleu

It was a wonderful hazy day in Isola Rossa yesterday and I decided to take my yacht to the beach, along with my helicopter because you just never know.

It was a hazy, lazy day on the beach and this was the best photo I could snap of this super yacht.

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Beach Daze at Isola Rossa | Sardinia, Italy

Isola Rossa or Red Island owes its name to the granite islet that lies in front of the harbour. Isola Rossa is a fisherman’s hamlet and retains its original characteristics despite the ongoing residential developments.

The area provides excellent holiday accommodations for families and for the romantic getaway. There are two main beaches in Isola RossaSpiaggetta del Porto and Spiaggia Longo. The fresh clean waters are a magnet for scuba divers, snorkelers and swimmers.

Spiaggetta del Porto

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The Spanish Tower of Isola Rossa | Sardinia, Italy

Isola Rossa or Red Island owes its name to the granite islet that lies in front of the harbour. Isola Rossa is a fisherman’s hamlet and retains its original characteristics despite the ongoing residential developments.

The area provides excellent holiday accommodations for families and for the romantic getaway. There are two main beaches in Isola RossaSpiaggetta del Porto and Spiaggia Longo. The fresh clean waters are a magnet for scuba divers, snorkelers and swimmers.

Here you will find unspoilt shorelines and a Spanish watch tower that was built in the 1595.

La Torre Spagnola dell’Isola Rossa – The Spanish Tower of Isola Rossa

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Top 10 Sights in Northern Sardinia

In no particular order of importance, as each town, beach and island, is a spectacular assault on the senses. All ten areas will leave you breathless and in awe.

Top 10 Sights in Northern Sardinia

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10 Remarkable Reasons to Visit Sardinia, Italy

Sardinia is another thing. Much wider, much more ordinary, not up-and-down at all, but running away into the distance. Unremarkable ridges of moor-like hills running away, perhaps to a bunch of dramatic peaks on the southwest. This gives a sense of space … lovely space about one, and traveling distances-nothing finished, nothing final. It is like liberty itself … ” D.H. Lawrence. Sea and Sardinia. 1921.

10 Remarkable Reasons to Visit Sardinia, Italy

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Writer’s Block Overload | Photo Post

I’ve been a lazy blogger, I think. But I’ve been busy studying the ropes in this sphere called blogging. There is so much to learn that it’s exhausting at the best of times. I thought I could just come into the blogging world, write some pieces and fame would fall upon me.

Well the fame part didn’t happen … yet (crossing fingers, toes and eyes.) I have written over one hundred posts in the space of twelve months, but I feel it’s not enough when I look at other more prominent bloggers.

I’m writing some pieces, putting final touches on other articles and reading all I can about owning your own blog. There is a ton of information to take in for those in the beginning stages of blogging. Every day is a learning experience.

Did you know that My Sardinian Life will be one year old this week! That’s right folks, I’ve been blogging, writing and commenting my way though thousands of blogs in the last year. And I’ve had a blast doing so.

To tide you folks over for a few days while I try to finish some articles (I’ve never been good with deadlines, and knowing that I’m writing a guest post, makes me nervous as heck, I want it to be perfect) here are a few photos from this past weekend.

Cala Calboni

Cala Calboni

Cala Calboni

Cala Calboni

Historic Aragonese Tower of Isola Rossa

No one is holding me down to write, nor am I being held captive by my keyboard. Writing is something I want to do, something I crave to do, something I love to do.

At times I find myself in a deep black hole trying to climb the writer’s block out. I can’t come up with killer headlines or any headline at all, or the first paragraph should be the last and maybe this photo isn’t the best choice and it’s possible that I’ve gotten myself so far in that there is no other way out but to write. Write anything.

How do you kill writers block?

Top 5 Beaches in The Gallura | Sardinia, Italy

Are you seeking a private haven where you can sit on the beach and do nothing, for hours? Or maybe, it’s a family beach oasis that you are after. Which ever beach vacation you are looking for The Gallura will fill your senses with peaceful shorelines and endless turquoise waters.

Isola Rossa and La Marinedda

The name ‘Gallura’ derives from a shortened Latin term ‘Galli-Rura‘ or ‘Galilensi Islands.’ The Romans marked the map to show the boundaries of the islands, known as Sardinia. The Gallura is located east of the Tyrrhenian Sea, North of the Straits of Bonifacio and west of The Gulf of Asinara.

The Gallura is family friendly, offering various styles of housing to suit every budget.There are plenty of recreational sports and activities to choose from. It is here that you find unspoilt private havens, coves, bays and inlets. The Gallura is composed of twenty-eight provinces rich in nature and culture. In this Top 5 list I will focus on the province of Trinita D’Agultu and Vignola. Continue reading

Surfing Sardegna | Frozen Open Surf Contest

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How do you spell relief? I spell it: M-I-S-T-R-A-L, or in Italian Maestrale. The mistral is a strong, cold wind originating in France and blowing all its strength eastwards to Sardegna. And what a relief it was a day ago when this … Continue reading