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Next stop is Ancona in Italy, on our way to Split where we will board for Sail Croatia. First we have to survive a 17-hour ferry ride. We have no seat or no bed, we booked the cheapest available option - Deck - yes we are sleeping under the stars!! ...and we managed ok with sleeping bags until around 4.30am in morning when the wind picked up. It …
Thursday 15 - Saturday 17 September 2011
Weather Hot - Lovely
Hotel Fortuna - Ancona
Confession time. Recall how I pledged not to start reading another book until blog is up to date? Well three books later and still blog not up to date. In fact up to book number nine now with only ten days left until we get home - can't …
The ferry ride went as expected, although it left the dock a half hour ahead of scheduled departure. Good thing we boarded 2 hrs. ahead of time to get a good spot. Arrived in Ancona at 7 am. Didn't get much sleep on the boat, so checked into the closest hotel and napped for a few hours. Not much to see or do in Ancona so we went to bed early to get a jump on tomorrow.
We were off to Ancona, a small town on the coast of the Adriatic, from where we are going to take a ferry to Split, Croatia. Grabbing my customary Roman breakfast of a chocolate croissant and cappuccino (they always make it just the right temperature there) we made our way to the train station with no obstacles other than three little kids. They …
... Not having to decide if someone is yelling at me or just talking to me.
11. Toilet seats.
12. Normal levels of sanitation.
13. The pedestrian right-of-way.
14. Being able to look at a clock and seeing 2:30 instead of 14:30 and having to do the math.
15. A calm, or not so calm, sense of urgency.
16. American business hours!