Fast and Timeless

If time travel will ever be invented, I would book a flight aboard this plane. This is the timeless late 70s style cabin of the world’s first supersonic passenger airplane, the¬†Tupolev 144. As a boy, grown up in former East Germany, of course I had one of those TU-144 modell contruction kits and it was a need for me to set a foot io this plane one day. As there is one of these jets displayed in Sinsheim/Germany and I was in Heilbronn last weekend, which is just around th ecorner, I had to visit the Museum where it is displayed.

Rallye di Italia Sardegna aftermath

After finishing Sunday’s Tergu-Osilo stage it was time for some beach fun and washing all the dust off the body. The stage is located on Sardegna’s noth coast, the plane next day would leave from Cagliari, located on the south coast. To save time the other day, I went the half way down on Sunday and ended up on the famous white “rice grain” beaches on Sinis peninsula near Oristano. Nice place! Feels like Baltic Sea. Okay, “rice corn” sand is different to the sand at the Baltic Sea, but the perfect light blue water compensates this. Behind the dunes is nothing but a small and nice restaurant. Nothin else, pure nature. Didn’t expect this at the Mediterranean Sea. Perfect end of a great weekend.

The photo was originally puplished on my Instagram account.

Breakfast, Sardegna style

gain we used the days off at Withsun to celebrate another outdoor, wildlife and rallye weekend. When we heard that the famous and beloved Acropolis Rallye of Greece dropped off the WRC calendar in 2014, we looked out for another event to join. Undoubtedly second most famous rallye is Rallye Finland and it is still on our list. But Finland is in August and full of midges. So we decided to give Rally d’Italia Sardegna a try. Similar weather conditions like in Greece. Stages are more narrow but less loose rocks on the surface.

It was a good decision and the weekend went well. Even though it isn’t that comfy as it is in Greece. The stages are in the “Outback” of Sardegna and starting late in the day. So it was tight to get some food after leaving the stages. Also it was impossible to go to the beach at the end of the day. We lived in the Outback all three days and went to the beach afterwards on Sunday. Much harder than in Greece where you have a daily visit to Loutraki for a cold beer and some beach fun at the end of the day. I was curious about the food in the small villages up in the mountains. But it was kind off disappointing. We had pasta which looked liked instant noodles and also pizza magharita because the chief was not in the mood to put some more stuff on it. Only on the last day we had a good Pizza and it was in a larger city. This point definately goes to Greece. In the villages up in the mountains, where no tourist will ever go, are the best taverns with Tzatziki made by Grandma.

Anyway, this is how the days in Sardegna started: Salami, Peccorino, bun and wine. This is Italy!