Menorca

A seven days trip to Menorca  (flying with Volotea from Genoa) from 24th to 31st of July 2017.

Rented a car with https://www.hiperrentacar.com/it/, asking for a Fiat Panda or similar, ended up with a huge  Opel Meriva full optional and with just 450km. 220€. Nice car, but way too big to travel the narrow roads of Menorca.

I stayed in a room with bathroom and kitchen rented on AirBnb, in the outskirts of Ciutadella. Cheap (compared to average prices) triple room, 420€ for a week.

Ciutadella
Ciutadella

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Tuscany: Maremma and surroundings

A trip of 4 days at the end of May, in Marina di Grosseto surroundings. Stay at “La villa sul mare”, B&B on the seawalk, cheap but nice.

Feniglia

First day spent in Feniglia, south of Orbetello. Long (10KM) sandy beach with a huge pine woods inland. You can rent a bike to ride through the woods.

You can park here your car  https://goo.gl/maps/CLPavF3aRBH2 (max 5€/day). Yon can walk along the beach almost as long as you like, and encounter almost no one, except in the first hundred meters.

 

The beginning of  Feniglia beach, near Ansedonia

The middle section was really deserted, the water shallow.

Spiaggia di Feniglia
Feniglia beach
Spiaggia di Feniglia
Feniglia beach

You can find some sun shelter even in the middle of the beach. Sometime someone reach this zone too.

Spiaggia di Feniglia
Feniglia beach
Spiaggia di Feniglia
Feniglia beach – almost white sand in some sections.

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Install a home virtualizzation server

I had the need to perform a few different tasks, such as monitoring solar panels, download torrents/emule,  run vpn servers, aggregate two different ADSL connections, share media files, backup data.

I decided to build my own mini-server to host all the services needed to meet my requirements.

I preferred to build a virtualizzation server, and than install multiple OSes. This choice partially derives from me having already 3 different OS installations on two old PCs. I migrated these on the new server as virtual machines.

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Corfù (Kerkyra)

Corfù (Kerkyra) is a greek island located in the south of the Adriatic Sea. here the climate is mediterranean, more rainy than greek islands average, thus the vegetation is abbundant, with olive trees and conifers.

I visited this island at the end of may 2016. The weather was always sunny, temperatures in range 23-26 °C during the day, and 17-18 °C by night (in Paleokastritsa)

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Paleokastritsa

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Fuerteventura – Faro de El Tostón – El Cotillo

Trip to Fuerteventura – October 2016
BEACHES IN THE NORTH:
Faro de El Tostón

You can reach this beach by car, along a dirty road, in 5 minutes starting from El Cotillo and going North-East.

The water is shallow, it is windy but there are almost no waves. There is a sort of volcanic reef, that made the sea just like a pool. A very big one.

Toston lighthouse
Toston lighthouse

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Fuerteventura – El Cotillo – La Concha – Los Lagos – Los Molinos

Trip to Fuerteventura – October 2016

Beaches in the North:

Los lagos

Los lagos beach is almost inside El Cotillo village. its a white sand beach, with calm waters and black volcanic rocks, with just a little wind.

Azzurro a Los Lagos
Azure in Los Lagos

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Fuerteventura – Ajuy

Trip to Fuerteventura – October 2016

Ajuy

Ajuy beach is located on the west coast, almost midway between Jandia peninsula and El Cotillo. It is a black sand beach.

Ajuy map

To get there you have to  drive along a canyon and oasis,  which are worth a quick visit.

Oasi scendendo ad Ajuy
Oasi near Ajuy

Beach position and conformation keep the wind away. It is one of the hottest place i’ve found in fuerteventura.

Ajuy, sabbia nera
Ajuy, black sand

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Fuerteventura Sur – Playa de Cofete (Mountain Bike)

A trip to Fuerteventura – October 2016

BEACHES IN THE SOUTH:

Playa de Cofete

Cofete is a large and wild beach located on the North coast of the Jandia peninsula. You only options to get there are a dirty road or paths.

By car it takes about 1 hour and more than 18km of dirty road from Jandia.

By bike you can follow the road to Cofete, then take the road below:

https://en.komoot.de/tour/11690376?ref=wtd

It leads you in the Burranco de Las Damas/Gran valle, up to a pass that separate the north from the south coast. You can even go there by foot, it is “only” an 11km walk back and forth.

First part of the path to Cofete: Burranco de Las Damas / Gran Valle

If you decide to go there by bike, please note that is a difficult road. not dangerous, but depending on your skill, you may have to get off the bike for 2/4km of the total. At the top of the hill, you’re likely to find a strong wind. It rised my bike and moved it, so be careful. But 100m over the top everything gets easier.

From the top. looking back (south)
From the top. looking back towards Gran Valle (south). You can see the path we had to bike on.
From the top, lookinf forward towards Cofete beach.
From the top, looking forward towards Cofete beach.

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Fuerteventura Sur – Playa de Sotavento

A trip to Fuerteventura – October 2016

BEACHES IN THE SOUTH:

Sotavento Beach

Sotavento beach is located 15km north of Jandia, and it takes about 15 minutes to get there.  Be sure to get there on a day/time you can watch the tide rising or ebbing.

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/28.0491264,-14.3323952/28.1309888,-14.2501685/@28.0867397,-14.3178575,13z/data=!4m2!4m1!3e0

Far horizont at Sotavento beach
Far horizont at Sotavento beach
Ebbing tide at Sotavento beach
Ebbing tide at Sotavento beach
Watery mirror
Watery mirror

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