After our first day in Cala Gonone, we drove back to Nuoro, ate dinner, slept, got up and went back to Cala Gonone for a second day...
We got into Cala Gonone after a 40 minute drive in the Smart Car, parked that bitch, bought cheap hats and a towell, and rented a boat so we could explore by ourselves.
We started out, happy to have the wind in our face, the town behind us, and the natural sea and rugged coast in front of us.
Deanna was giddy with excitement.
The coast here is nothing short of epic. Completely transparent water that glow turquoise blue over the white sandy bottom, you can snorkel just standing on the boat. (If there were any animals to see! There are barely any birds, like I said before.) The coast drops off in sheer cliffs, with deep grottoes and caves all over the place. No waves. It's like being in a real life Pirates of the Mediterranean.
Rugged and craggy, Caves complete with stalagtites, and crystal clear water. I wonderland of childhood exploration.
This one had a rickety pathway bolted to the side of the cliff so you could get into from land. Most of these beaches and caves are only accessible from the sea.
Just so you can see the size of some of these caves, here are some that have a beach inside of them, and people get boated to this beach to hang out all day.
Look at this place!
Half-Dome of Sardegna.
In Italy they are super punk when it comes to boats. To get people to these remote beaches, they just ram these huge ships onto the beach and slap a ramp down for people to climb up. Then just reverse out of there to another beach, music playing, people dancing. No big deal.
I drove our boat right into a cave, and reversed out. It smelled like a cave, go figure.
Lets get a flash on this situation.
Deanna skippered the boat for a while too...
Finally, we took a dip in the warm refreshing water, clean and blue, no people around to muss it up. Deanna floats in the relaxing sea.
This is the cave we anchored our boat by – we swam in to explore it. It was dark, and there was some plants in there. It went back super far, and there was a rope and a sign saying don't go in here, it's not safe. Deanna said it smelled like the Pirates ride at Disneyland. It was cold. The water was warmer, so we went back in, and floated around in bliss.
Deanna went topless for a short while, sunning herself the Sardinian way.
The beach near the port of Cala Gonone, where we swam our first day.
Deanna said what is that! And after looking for a while, I said, I think it's a dog. It was a dog, and we watched it swim further and further out to sea. Finally, it turned and headed along the coast, but still way out there. We watched it until it became a little dot barely perceivable to the naked eye. Later, we saw the same dog running on the beach, he jumped back in and started swimming again out to see.
This is when he went back out to sea. The enegry it would take for me to swim as far as this dog did, and run back and do it over again would surely kill me.
This guy tried to scare Deanna with a beetle he found. It probably wanted to make a nest in her ear.
Lets get a closer look at this little guy. There are no venomous snakes on the island, and the only animal that might hurt you is a wild boar.
When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's Amore
My current shows:
In Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy: Il Cimitero della Ragione (Cemetery of Reason) at the MAN - Museo d'Arte Provincia di Nuoro.
In New York City: At the ICP. (Perspectives)
Good review of my part of the ICP Show <------
(As opposed to the bad one in the NY Times)
In Orange County: At the Orange County Museum of Art
(New Art for a New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions)
In Los Angeles: "Come as You Are" at Prism Gallery.
Deanna's current shows:
In Heerlen, Netherlands: At the Schunck*
Deanna's in the current Juxtapoz - !!!
Order The Seconds Pass book
Buy the Drinking the Kool-Aid book - almost sold out!
Drinking the Kool Aid Review at Photo-Eye Blog
Dennis McGrath's Blog
Tiny Vices Portfolio
Ed and Deanna's Food Blog
Toy Machine Sock-Team
Kevin Barnett's Photo Portfolio
Grant Hatfield's Blog
ED TEMPLETON IN CONVERSATION WITH GREG ESCALANTE, CRAIG STECYK, & MORE
Event date: Thursday, August 12, 2010
Location: Orange County Museum of Art
Time: 6-8 pm (6 pm Galleries open, mingling, food; 7 pm panel followed by Q&A and film clip)
Posted July 29th, 2010 by Dave Letterman uses afterbirth as a skin cream to stay young