Spring weather in January?

Spring weather in January?

Only in Sardinia …

Tinnari by Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life 2014

This week has been exceptionally beautiful with temps reaching 20 degrees; perfect for beach hikes!

How’s the weather in your neck of the woods? I promise I won’t laugh. 😉

Travel Theme: A love stone from Sardinia

Travel Theme: A love stone from Sardinia

“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”
Michelangelo

Tinnari by Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life 2013 (15)

“I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.” Henry Rollins

This is my response to the weekly travel theme: stone.

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I’ve re-published this photo as I’m up to my ears with a little side project. I’ll be back in full blogging force by early next week.

Until next time …

Travel Theme: Height

Travel Theme: Height

Tinnari by Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life 2013 (5)

The height of the mountain I’m standing on is 214m above sea level. I was high enough to capture the flight of this war plane. The terrain on the right is Corsica. I wonder what he was doing in the sky of Sardinia?

This is my response to the travel theme: height. Click the link to discover more high things around the world.

 

Travel Theme: Relaxing in Sardinia

Taking in the relaxing view of my favourite beach in Sardinia, Italy.

Tinnari

Tinnari

This is my response to the weekly travel theme run by Ailsa at Where’s my backpack? Why not join in the fun? Click the above link to see more relaxing worldwide photos!

How do you like to relax?

Fried Egg Jellyfish

Living in the Mediterranean certainly has its ups and it also has its downs. After six weeks of not setting foot in the warm waters of the Asinara Bay we finally made the trek down to Tinnari for a refreshing swim.

I was just about to leap into the water when I noticed this floating very close to shore:

Tinnari by Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life 2013 (10)

The Cotylorhiza tuberculata is a species of jellyfish found in the Mediterranean and goes by the hilarious name of Fried Egg Jellyfish.

I wasn’t about to take a flying leap into the inviting waters after I saw this jellyfish! However, this type of jellyfish sting has little to no effect on human beings. I didn’t know that then and even now with this knowledge I would never dive into waters with these jellyfish swimming around. I mean, just look at those purple tentacles.

Tinnari by Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life 2013 (11)

Swimming wasn’t an option, so I took a little walk along the shoreline enjoying the warm September sun when I spotted this:

Tinnari by Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life 2013 (13)

And there were a lot! I’m not too sure what species this type of jellyfish is, it could be: Rhizostoma pulmo or a rhopilema. The above photo is the best of the hundred I took. I did watch it for sometime and noted that it resembled a porcini mushroom.

Even though I didn’t get the much-needed swim in, it was still a beautiful day!

Do you know what type of jellyfish is in the above photo?

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Travel theme: Beaches of North West Sardinia

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted something on My Sardinian Life and when I saw Ailsa’s theme this week I knew I just had to post some of my favourite beaches in North Sardinia.

(Click on any header name to read a more complete profile of these beaches, plus more photos!)

Li Feruli

Li Feruli by Jennifer Avventura 2012 (13)

Isola Rossa

Jennifer Avventura 2012 (8)

La Marinedda

La Marinedda by Jennifer Avventura 2012 (4)

Tinnari

Jennifer Avventura (5)

I hope you’ve enjoyed the photo montage of my favourite beaches in The Gallura. If you want to see more fabulous beaches from around the world, or even sign up and add your own then check out Ailsa’s Travel Theme at Where’s My Backpack.

Have you been anyone of these stunning beaches in Sardinia?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Love

Weekly Photo Challenge: Love

Jennifer Avventura 2013

Never in my life have I been so captivated by a place and it’s people. Sardinia is truly and island of magnificent wonder; she’s yours to discover … I dare you.

This is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge by WordPress. To see more posts about love, click here.

Liquid Tinnari – Sardinia

Liquid Sardinia

This is my second response to Ailsa’s Travel Theme – Liquid

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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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

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