Sandy spot at Plage Mesu -> Between sheeps and the Mediterranean, near Santa Catarina di Pittinuri
Distance: 205 km
In the town of Iglesias I walk past a nun, aged around 70. Buon giorno, I greet her and smile to her. An hour later – after my morning cappucino – I meet her again in the streets of Iglesias. The old lady comes over to me, give me a warm smile, grabs my hand and gives me a little medallion with some religious message or “I dig you” or something written on it. She holds my hand longer than you’d usually expect from a complete foreigner.
Despite the remarkable age-difference it feels like real love at first sight. That she has a proper crush on me is beyond doubt at this point. I keep holding her hand too, smile, say grazie over and over (which was all I could muster in the situation) – and then the gray-haired lady lets go of my hand and walks away, leaving me slightly dumbfounded, in that happy way…