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... of pasta for all the athletes!
We then drove for 2 and a half hours via 2 mountain roads,
amazing mountain vistas, villages on the side of cliffs and many switchbacks. I
was relieved after an hour and a half of driving that Lizzie offered to drive
the final, very narrow, switch back road up to Gallio. We were tired and hungry
when we arrived so it was straight over to the Pizzeria to have dinner, which
Malcolm kindly shouted the team. I was rushed ...
... 8230;16 minutes to the first control did make me wonder whether
jet-lagged orienteering was a good idea! Then I started around a loop in the
wrong direction. I was pleased to finish in 1 hour 45 mins despite being slow
in the slippery, rocky terrain. Was surprised to have beaten several other
runners (5th out of 8).
Tim wasn’t running because of his twingy ...
Another sweltering day in the valley, so we were going up to the mountains for some cooler air. First we drove to Feltre and stopped at the church where Grazia and Adriano were married. It overlooks the valley and Feltre, and has a closed courtyard in the centre. Very nice church, there had actually been a wedding there on the weekend and the flowers were still there. Driving on we stopped for some fruit at a fruit stall, then travelled on to ...
A sort of rest day today visiting rellies. Adriano had to work so Maria Grazia took us around. On the way to visiting Carlo, we stopped at Adriano's work as Grazia had to ask him something. No health and safety regulations here, we all walked in with no coverings at all. The weaving machines were all going at an incredible rate, and the noise was deafening. Even the workers just have ordinary sneakers on, no steel caps, no ear muffs etc. Zia Eda came out to greet us in ...
Bit of a rest day today, so we slept in till nearly nine o'clock! At ten, we went to meet Elisa and Nicola for a coffee and brioche at a cafe near their place, then walked over to their apartment. It is not big, but enough for them and is quite modern. Very light colours and contemporary. Then we raced home and got ready for church. Arrived there just in time. The church was quite full, but Grazia said ...