Day 6 - Mon 17 September 2007
Up at 09:30 to catch breakfast downstairs in the restaurant with views of the beach and up to the old town perched on the hill. Phil didn't make it down in time for breakfast but I stole him a croissant!
Checked out and heading down the road by 10:30, all very easy going until we reached Sassari, Sardinia's second city. All road signs seemed to evaporate and we were left to feel our way out of the city. It took us almost three quarters of an hour to do so. Then it was plain sailing towards the airport.
There was still plenty of time before we had to hand the car back, so we headed down to the Capo Caccia, a very pretty headland sticking out into the Med. The temperature was above 32° so getting out of the air conditioned car took a lot of effort.
At the end of the peninsular there is a grotto at sea level, the trouble is that there are over 600 steps to get down there, after purchasing an ice cream from the shop (at quite a reasonable rate) we decided to descend, and reached the bottom, and the grotto with no real issues. The grotto was packed with people, mainly arriving on boats (a much easier option)
The climb back up the steps was far more troublesome, especially in the baking heat - never was the ac in the car more welcome!
Then it was a short drive back to the airport to drop off the hire car and check in for the flight. The flight back was a bit bumpy towards the end, and it was a lot cooler in the UK. I managed to get from the aircraft steps to sitting on the train in 30 minutes, and that included a queue at passport control.