Saturday, November 18th
The day started in stark contrast to the almost psychedelic Friday evening within the beautifully lit hypnotic rock labyrinth of Capo Testa. Sure, the natural rock sculptures at Porto Pollo had their own strong magic. But the sky was grey and it was cold and generally pretty dull. I drove to Palau to have breakfast at a bar close to the port. That gave me enough energy to make the decision to hit the road again and drive back south. I decided to take the fairly longer but less windy route via Olbia and on the expressway leading west through the mountains.
It still is quite some drive and when I finally reached the motorway close to the west coast, I needed another shot of energy. I stopped at one of the Autogrill service stations and was once again stunned by this Italian institution. Like always the interior of the bar was very basic and lit by neon light. But the coffee was as good as it gets and the Brioches were very tasty. Two Brioches and a Cappuccino cost me 3,20 € and I am sure there is no place in Europe where you get that much quality for such little money.