Sardinia 2010 – Camping Sa Marina (16th July)

We were woken up at 5 AM by port staff, that was removing barriers blocking the access road to the ferry dock. We quickly packed our things and got into the queue for the ferry. We’re immediately checked in and then just waited for the arrival of the ship. Moby Aki arrived at about half past six, we got on its board shortly after 7 o’clock and one hour later we were leaving Livorno port…

Leaving Livorno port...

Leaving Livorno port...

The cruise took about 6 hours, we had a little delay and arrived in port of Olbia (city with 54 000 inhabitants located in the northeastern Sardinia in Olbia-Tempio province) at about 2 PM. After short shopping in Auchan (near airport) we left the town and went to find some camp.

I had planned some tracks near towns of San Teodoro and Siniscola, so we wanted to stay for a few days somewhere on the coast between these towns. From Olbia we went by SS 131 d.c.n. freeway to south, we got off on exit Budoni and started looking for the camp.

We ended up staying in Camping Sa Marina. At first I was a little surprised by prices, that were higher than I expected, but later we found it’s no different from other camps.

In the evening, at half past eight I noticed there is one geocache hidden not too far from the camp and I decided to go find it. It was quite a nice evening walk, although I walked almost all the way along the SS 125 (“Orientale Sarda) road – luckily, even though it’s one of the most important and most famous Sardinian roads, there was almost no traffic. I came to the location of GC2982X Sa de Carboni at about quarter past nine. Finding it wasn’t very hard and so very soon I had logged into my first Sardinian cache. I quite liked it, there is a very nice view of the village Posada from the place and from the access road.

Posada - view from Sa de Carboni cache

Posada - view from Sa de Carboni cache


I had my GPS (Garmin Oregon 450) with me, so if you want to, you can download the track in GPX format.

Start/finish Main POI Distance Max. elevation Min. elevation Download
Camping Sa Marina Sa de Carboni 8.3 km 25 m 3 m link

You can also look at the elevation diagram of the track (generated by GPS altimeter and processed by Garmin Basemap application). Please click to the miniature to see the diagram in a full size.

Elevation diagram - trip to Sa de Carboni cache and back

Elevation diagram - trip to Sa de Carboni cache and back

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