6.02.2011

Cala Gonone

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Outfit Details:
Vintage Cotton Dress: thrifted
Yellow Flip flops: Old Navy
Vintage Slip: thrifted
Green Cardigan: thrifted

More photos from beautiful Sardinia. This day we went and took a boat around Cala Gonone and while the weather looked a bit on the foreboding side, it did clear up for a short spell so that we could experience the amazing swimming pool blue that is the water around the Sardinian coast. None of the photos showing the water have been altered color wise, that's really what the water looks like over there. Crystal clear and super salty. While we were boating we saw that the caves were open so we disembarked and checked the scene out. I've never been inside a cave so it was cool to see all the stalactites and rock formations. I guess long ago sea lions used to use the caves but they've basically disappeared from the island so now the caves have been left empty. After some spelunking, we boated to a secluded little beach and Grant and I had our inaugural dips into the Mediterranean. It's true that I needed more than a little coaxing to get into the water since I thought it was  on the cold side (it was!) and I hate cold water but it was nice. I wish the beach situation was similar in Southern California. A beach with zero waves, shallow water, and devoid of any sort of scary sea creature. I guess what I want is a swimming pool. Figures. 

30 comments:

  1. I love caves. I had the opportunity to visit several and it always has been an amazing experience. :)

    I also love sea creatures. Without them, the beaches and the water would be boring. But needs to be very careful with them. :P

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  2. you both look so natural in the surroundings. Like mediterranean locals!

    I swan into a cave along the Almalfi coast once and a sea monster brushed against my leg. I definitely felt a tentacle of some sort. Myself and my friend nearly had a heart attack as we swam for our lives to the safety of the boat. Good times!

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  3. Haha, since you have such a whale obsession I thought you wouldn't mind the odd sea creature!

    Anyway, these photos are super beautiful. I really need to go to Sardinia.

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  4. *sigh* So jealous!! All of your photos are sooo amazing! :D
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  5. These pictures are fantastic! The Mediterranian was the first place I swam in the sea. I love the clear water there. I've only actually dared to swim in the British sea once- last summer when I was learning to surf! And I had to wear a wet suit it was freezing and so dark and murky! I much prefer clear waters like in your lovely photos!xx

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  6. Pretty pictures of the water and caves. Grant looks like a 60-yr-old man with his hat and banana-haha. I'm also hesitant sometimes to go in the ocean because I'm scared of sharks. There do seem to be a lot more shark attacks on east coast beaches the past few years, but maybe that's just because we hear about it more now. Either way, eek.

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  7. ashley, these pictures are gorgeous! i love that slip!

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  8. Oh. My. Goooooooooosh! I want to go to Sardinia too, so desperately! These photos are unbelievable, it's like you took a trip straight to paradise. And I agree with SarahK, you two just fit right in. You look absolutely amazing! Love your blog, you definitely got yourself a new follower.

    <3
    Annika
    According to Annika

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  9. *gasp* lovely, lovely. You're giving me major wanderlust here. :]

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  10. Wow this place is so amazing and your face is a masterpiece (jealous !)

    See U !

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  11. hey girl! love your new header. :)
    and these photos are awesome! i'm still jealous of your trip. i love the cave photos here!
    x

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  12. Wow, that place looks so beautiful! Holy moly, now I want to travel more than ever :)

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  13. Those pictures are just GORGEOUS! I can't believe it! Like, straight out of a photojournalism shoot or something.

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  14. Beautiful pics- looks like an amazing place. I really like your blog. Following : )
    x
    Michelle
    www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

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  15. the banana one is amazing!
    ahahahahaha i'm kid!
    totally love this natural pics!
    super cute couple!
    hope you'll follow me so i'll do the same
    xoxo

    Syriously in Fashion
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  16. I absolutely love your demure slip dress paired with the cardi! That shade of green is so perfect to pair with you dress.:) xx

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  17. wow! that place looks amazing! love the dresses!

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  18. Haha. The second picture is SO GOOD. You look adorable and I love caves! They are so beautiful. I want to go spelunking so bad. Followed. <3

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  19. thanks so much! This trip looks incredible- what gorgeous water! so fun you got to see a cave, aren't they sweet?

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  20. It looks so pretty. The cave looks great.

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  21. I just have to keep telling myself that I'm not jealous. Those caves look amazing!!! And so do you. :D
    XOXO

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  22. Looks like such a beautiful day! I am totally in love with your dress too, btw <3

    xx,

    Bonnie

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  23. i always love seeing the natural color palettes in your outfits that match your pictures.. the caves look AWESOME..it inspires me to want to travel after college too~ the water is beautiful, i'd love to swim in that..

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  24. heyyy ashley! my coworkers and i are goin to the rose bowl flea market on sunday. you should meet up! :) how was your trip?

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  25. Wow, the photos are beautiful - must add this to my list of places to visit one day! x

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  26. oh my god - im so enchanted by these photos - you've totally sparked the travel bug within me.

    http://fashionmademefunky.blogspot.com/2011/06/mile-end-fruiterie-and-my-mom.html

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  27. Heyyy neighbor! It was so nice of you to stop by our blog! AND it's great to know that you are in the area. =) From first glance I wouldn't think that you lived in Irvine, with all your beautiful photos. =) Hope you have a wonderful day!

    -Erin (http://keepcalmandstyleon.blogspot.com)

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  28. These pictures are just magical! I love cave exploring, especially when the caves are as pretty as these. And you look lovely, as always. xx

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  29. Oh, man, these beautiful photos make me wanna travel! You captured some incredible moments and it seems like you had a blast. I need my summer to hurry up and get here, now.

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