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Fast sail all the way over to Otranto and even had the fun of Dolphins playing at the helm. Busy shipping lanes overnight kept us all on our toes and Eric plenty of time to practise his lights. Winds were so favourable we headed on South to M.Saint Di Leuca still arriving by 3pm in time for a cocktail on shore before getting Ellis already for next early departure ...
Yes, that's what artists etc used to call Venice, something to do with the quality of the light I think. They obviously didn't see the crowds. However, the Palazzo Ducale and Basilica San Marco are still stunning with their mix of Byzantine, Medieval ...
... and bring them back to our room so we could have our usual wine and snacks and cards on the little patio outside the room instead of in some other restaurant. We stopped in the beautiful old cathedral, which had incredible artwork on the ceiling, as most do, but the most interesting part for me was the mosaic mural on the floor (I guess MURal is a bit of misnomer, but I don't know what else to call it). There were lions and gryphons and all sorts of other animals ...
... for the next couple days. After helping take care of Margot’s injuries, Tim, Kate, and Chris set off again on the ride to Leuca. About 90% of the ride was immediately beachside (or, perhaps more accurately, rockside). Most of the rest was still in water view, if not adjacent to the coast. Due in part to time constraints and in part to the lack of towns worth stopping in, they made it in a tad over 3 hours. According to the travel guide, 98% of the biking is on ...
... to figure out how to use the machines there was quite an adventure, as no one speaks much English here. They try to be helpful but...there was an older man doing laundry in the laundromat who was our biggest help. He was so sweet, John and Kate had gone in ahead, they couldn't figure out how to pay, so he took John's wallet, pulled out a 20 E note and put it in the machine. I arrived later with T and C to relieve ...
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