The winter solstice setting sun 21/12/2013. It’s official winter has arrived and depending on where you live the weather will be dramatically different from heavy snow falls to a beautiful bright sun.
The first day of winter in Sardinia felt like a beautiful summer day in July, with temperatures reaching 25 degrees in some parts of the island. I spent the day in shorts and a t-shirt, yes you read that right! On the first day of winter Santa gave to me … a wonderful, colourful winter’s setting sun.
This is my response to the Weekly Travel Theme: Winter.
Happy Winter Solstice!
Sardinia is known for its long summer, turquoise coloured warm waters, 200 days of sunshine and an average yearly temperature that will melt any Canadian’s heart. So, when is the best time to visit this magical island in the Mediterranean?
Average Monthly Climate in Sardinia, Italy
Let’s break the year up into groups of four to see what it really looks like in Sardinia.
These three months are the coldest, wettest and most windy of the year. Locals busy themselves collecting wood to keep them warm during the drabbest months of the year.
April – June
This is my favourite time of year in Sardinia, the birds are singing and the town is filled with smiling happy people and the temperatures are warm enough for jeans and a t-shirt. It’s also the time for my favourite Sardinian festival of the year – Cavalcata Sarda.
July – September
These three months are undoubtably the hottest and busiest of the year. The sun is shining all day, every day and the beaches are filled with global beach goers. It’s the perfect time to chill seaside with the perfect novel.
October – December
October and November are iffy months. We’ve been known to spend an afternoon on the beach in November while the following day is filled with thunder, hail and lightning storms.
When will you visit Sardinia?
After thirteen days of hoping, wishing and praying, it finally happened. It snowed, in Canada! It was a bright green holiday season and I was hoping to get a good white covering, this morning it happened.
Throwing on my favorite Canadian sweater I stepped outdoors and snapped a few snowy pics. I hope it lasts. A Snowman is in the making.
Just a light dusting, but I’m happier than a Canadian in a canoe.
How do you play with snow?
Leisure is a form of silence, not noiselessness. It is the silence of contemplation such as occurs when we let our minds rest on a rosebud, a child at play, a Divine mystery, or a waterfall.
~ Fulton J. Sheen