Friday, August 06, 2010





"CAPE CACCIA - Cape Caccia is a limestone promontory, overlooking the bay of Alghero. Cape Caccia owes its name to the pigeon shoots that the notables of the nineteenth century use to make there..."

"FACING IT - There is a meteorological station in Capo Caccia, and a lighthouse, which thanks to its position - 186 meters above sea level - is one of the most visible from a distance, about 34 miles"



"CAPE & CAVE - The Cape is also known for its many sea caves at the bottom of the hill that was once frequented by many families of monk seals, now completely disappeared after the hunt by fishermen"


"HUMAN FIGURE" - In stone..."

"NEPTUNE CAVE - The most famous cave, named after the god of the seas, is that of Neptune"



Trotter said...

Hi Everybody! Three posts inland in a row are probably too much for this blog; so a bit of sea may be more adequate, even for the season... The sea around Capo Caccia is compulsory if you don’t want to use the 656 steps to get to Neptune’s Cave... ;). And, furthermore, with this heat outside, at least here in Lisbon, it looks much better to enjoy the sea breeze than the inland warmth... ;). Take a break, enjoy the sun and the waves and comment on this blog... What else? A Nespresso? ;))
Have a great weekend!!

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Gorgeous pictures, every single one of them! Absolutely loved the last one, the one below the one featuring the Neptune cave! The place looks magical!

SusuPetal said...

Oh, those stones and cliffs are magnificent! The surfaces of stones are inspirational, I saw faces and all kind of imaginative figures!

It's going to be a hot weekend in Finland, great! Let's enjoy summer, and have a nice weekend, Gil!

juka14 said...

Impressive cliffs, beautiful photos of them! Great location for the lighthouse, the view must be excellent.

Cloudia said...

quite magical!

Aloha from Honolulu :)

Comfort Spiral

joo said...

Fabulous cliffs and the sea is amazing! I wish I would be there:)
Have a nice wekend!!

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

So gorgeous--wish I was there. Thanks for sharing your travels with us.

alicesg said...

Wow the place looked so fantastic and beautiful. Love the beautiful blue sea. The steps are too much for me, doubt I can climb so Have a nice weekend.

P.N. Subramanian said...

Great!. The rocks seem to be sculptured.A close up could have cleared my doubts.

Ron said...

Love the pics, especially the human figure. It is very awesome.

My Unfinished Life said...

the sea & the rocks are just amazing!!...
awesome place and im loving the turquise blue of the landscape!!..would love to vacation here!!!

Urmi said...

Each and every picture looks gorgeous. Wonderful photography. The rocks looks amazing.

Mariposa said...

The last picture is exquisite! I particularly like the sea caves.. thanks for posting~

Unknown said...

Ah...the sea and oh..the human figure - that's cool. In a way, it looks similar to Halong Bay - vietnam too. Hope you are having a good time and week ahead.

Unknown said...

Impressive outcrops. Wonderful pics.

BLOGitse said...

Oh if I could jump into that water right now!!!
It's so hot and humid here in Casa...
Have a great week ahead

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Tinsie said...

Definitely must go to Sardinia!!

Cergie said...

Bonjour Gil !
"The Dock Of The Bay " est le titre de mon prochain message
La fin de la Terre tu dis, mais la terre est ronde ! Cependant c'est ce qu'on ressent tout à fait en levant les yeux sur ces falaises.
Quant à ce village dans la brume de chaleur, j'ai l'impression d'être dans un western et qu'il est adossé au désert et coincé par la mer...
Superbe message et tout à fait dépaysant !

eye in the sky said...

Wondering what it would be like to live up the hill! The white house there should be a great spot overlooking the seas and Capo Caccia as well.

magiceye said...

beautiful blues...!!

elvira pajarola said...

Magic Sardinia indeed...... Wonderfully captured; the sea..the impressive rocks and cliffs of the coastline; FABULOUS!
You have got a fantastic travel blog!!!!!!
Thanks so much for visiting my Tuscany!!!!
Have a great week!
ciao ciao elvira

Anonymous said...

How sad that the seals have disappeared! I wonder what it would be like to live in that lighthouse with such a commanding view of the water! Beautiful but scary during a storm I bet. :) Your last photo is so refreshing looking on a hot day like we are having today Gil. I enjoyed my visit today. ~ Lynn

A Lady's Life said...

Gosh sooo beautiful. I love exploring caves. and the water looks so blue.
Beautiful shots!!! Enjoy your weekend as well.

Giulia said...

Wonderful photos, I'm pleased you enjoyed Sardinia!! I suggest to use the steps to reach Neptune's caves: the panorama you see from the stairs overlooking the sea is priceless!!!

Pietro Brosio said...

Hello Gil! I find the image of Neptune cave absolutely fantastic! All wonderful photos of "land from sea", very beautiful collages too! I enjoy a lot this nice post, as all your posts!
Happy August!

yyam said...

These are awesome pictures! I can't imagine how beautiful the scene must be in person! Lucky you! Love the gorgeous views and the clear waters! :)

StephanieTJLee said...

These are absolutely beautiful pictures. I wish to oneday go some place as beautiful as this! Huzzah to a wonderful post!

Emery Roth said...

Stunning geography, and you have caught its essence. Is this where L'avventura was filmed?

Luuuuuua said...

superbe fotografi,felicitari

Joy said...

I love that last photo! Tantalising water. Love the different shades of blue and green. You must have loved the cruise.

How are you enjoying the summer?

Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comment. Come visit again tomorrow!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful place. Each of the shots are stunner.

Badal Mahal, Kumbalgarh

Regina said...

Truly breathtaking!

I'm quite busy Trotter. Learning new things.

Happy weekend ahead.

Oman said...

wowowowow. i could almost feel the breeze of the sea here. amazing rock formations. i greatly enjoyed viewing these :)

Nikon said...

The colors are fabulous, Gil.
I really love the shot of the pool in Neptune's Cave - amazing color or the sea and the rocks on the bottom!

Marja said...

Oh I love caves and rocks and the sea
Gorgeous pictures I especially the the last one with the deep blue colour. Here you see that colour where we have springs and the water comes straight out of the ground and is therefore very clear.

ANNA-LYS said...

Lovely and dramatic

indicaspecies said...

I'd love to vacation there as well.

rochambeau said...

Dear Mr. and Mrs Trotter.
The other day I had the most marvelous and vivid dream which involved turquoise water. I know that it is because of you that the water was in the background. Thank you!!


Olivier said...

de magnifique paysages et les roches sont impresionnantes

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello greetings and good wishes:)

These are an amazing collection of breathtaking photos taken by a great master in photography. I have not see such fantastic photos in any other blog. Every photo is a masterpiece. I was taken to an entirely different world on seeing these photos-a world of wonder,magic,inspiration and awesome beauty.

Best wishes:)

Light and Voices said...

Breathtaking photos.
Joyce M

Emm said...

These photos are so beautiful and I love your last photo the best. How I would love to live in that meteorological station - can you imagine how amazing it must be in a storm?

MedaM said...

Really fantastic place and those rocks are so impressive. Your photos excellent as always.

Lakshmi said...

yr pics make me want to go back on a vacation

Dina said...

You find the most dramatic places to visit and share!
The sight of your water and cave are very welcome here in land-locked, super-hot Jerusalem right now.

Trotter said...

Hi Folks! Well, I found that Blogger is treating some of you as spammers, so that’s why I saw your comments on my mail box but couldn’t see them on the blog comment box... Hope it’s fixed now, after the notification that Joy and Rajesh are no spammers... ;)
I realized that almost everybody in the blogosphere has gone in vacation and that I’m still here... So, my deep appreciation goes to all of you who, notwithstanding the holiday season, are kind enough to drop a line here and keep this blog alive... My week off is approaching and I’m getting a funny feeling: excited with the planning of a holiday but at a certain point depressed to think that there will be only some days off after a full year and before another one... Too much!!
Anyhow, let’s see what we have here!

That one came out quite well indeed! Lucky to have caught it with the right colour and the fight light... ;)

You can imagine whatever you wish in such a magical atmosphere... It’s magnificent!!

It’s an all open sea that you may see from the top of the cliff, lighthouse included...


Large blue sea, that’s what you have there... ;)

My pleasure!

Alice SG,
Don’t count on me to descend and then climb those 656 steps... Better take the boat and get straight to the point... ;))

They are sculpted indeed; but by the waves and the wind... Nature has these high qualifications... ;))

That’s an amazing rock...

Vacation by the sea is always a great option!!

Thanks! Sometimes pictures come out nice, others not so much... ;))

The last one comes first in the choice of visitors... ;))

Vietnam is on my list; maybe one day I’ll make it... ;))


Trotter said...

Part Two:

Just go to one of those bars and restaurants at the waterfront and, if the sea is too rough, dive into the pool... ;)
Comment settings changed; hope spammers will not attack too much... ;))

Start packing!!

J’ai un post à propos de Sausalito avec ce titre aussi...
Finis terrae... Mais plutôt Luís de Camões: «onde a terra se acaba e o mar começa»... (où la terre se finisse et la mer commence…) le Portugal…
Alors Alghero au Far West, avec des westerns spaghetti… ;)) Quelle magnifique idée!!!

A bit isolated, perhaps… ;))

Blues are my favourites!!

Thanks for your visit and first time comment here!
Your Tuscany is magnificent!!

Anyhow, it’s sufficiently high not to be caught by the waves... ;))
That last one came out quite well...

The cave is there... Following post!! ;)

Thanks for your visit and first time comment at Blogtrotter Two! No way to climb those 656 steps; my back would be definitely finished... ;))

Thanks! I’m glad that you enjoyed all that!!

It’s truly beautiful!!

Thanks for your visit and first time comment at Blogtrotter Two! I’m sure you will travel everywhere you wish...

I think L’Avventura was filmed in Sicily, but not sure... Anyhow, Monica Vitti was great!!

Thanks for your visit and first time comment at Blogtrotter Two!

Trotter said...

Part Three:

Silly that Blogger treated you as spammer... That last one came in perfectly!! I’m glad I caught those colours...

I’m mglad that you liked! But had to notify Blogger that you’re not a spammer... Blogger idiosyncrasies... ;)

I see that you’re too busy... No time for us at the blogosphere... ;))
Anyhow, thanks and enjoy what you’re doing and learning!!

Sea breeze is what we need here now... ;)
I’m sad with what happened in Manila with that tourist bus...

That one came out quite well!!

You have so many beautiful things down there where you live... I would love to get there again one of these days...

Wow! Welcome back!! Great to read you here again!!

You don’t even need to start packing, as I believe you have always a bag prepared to rush... ;))

Just make your dreams come true... ;)

Tu as raison: impressionnant!!

Thanks! But I’m far from being a master in anything, including photography… ;). All credits go to the objects photographed...

Great to read you again!!

I’m not sure that lighthouse would be a great home, after a long weekend there... ;))

The rocks are awesome, indeed!!

But you’re almost always in vacation... ;))

I can imagine how superhot it must be there, taking into account the heat we had here...

[G@ttoGiallo] said...

Your last pic : a place as I like them for diving !

Trotter said...

I'm sure you would love that, though I do not dive...

seema gupta said...

CAPE & CAVE, i have never seen place like this. superb. would like to say thay you are lucky sir, to travel around the world and capture these miracles in your eyes.


Trotter said...

Thanks! Luck is something you need to look for... ;)