Rome and Sardinia

This is my first week back after a lovely 10-day trip to Italy, most of which we spent scuba diving on the beautiful island of Sardinia.

We’d planned this trip some time ago, but that didn’t mean it was without its worries: between last-minute doctor’s visits for medical certificates (not strictly required for scuba diving, but it’s generally a good idea to have them) and fast antigen tests for the (so far unvaccinated) kids, there were more logistics to think about than usual. We also needed to check a couple of suitcases – which were basically full of neoprene – through to Alghero airport – our trip’s destination – but as we only had “light” fares, and had bought them through a low-cost operator in the UK, even adding those to our itinerary was a pain. Oh, and then our airline – Alitalia – finally went bankrupt on us, and by pure chance it turned out we’d be returning on the last ever day they would fly planes. Sigh.

Anyway, despite the undercurrent of…

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