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... sad. The gear cable is fraying, the paintwork is all chipped and scratched, the handlebars are rusting and there is a hole in my
saddle. I think it is time for a new one but after doing a bit of research on
the internet, I feel a bit overwhelmed by all the different styles and the prices.
Friday 19th July
We really need to brush up on our navigation skills. We planned a walk today and within 15 minutes of starting out and some ...
... for sale. What an isolated
spot. After lunch, we started our descent and got soaked by a heavy shower.
Once again, the thunder started as we were about 20 minutes from the campsite but luckily we avoided the heavy rain.
Tuesday 16th July
We went cycling today. There is a cycle path from Lago di Ledro to Lake Garda which we thought we would try. We planned to have lunch in Riva del Garda and if we had time, cycle along ...
... farmers markets where we decided to get some lunch. Mumsie and I chose a chunk of cheese, some mixed salad and a few breadsticks, grovelled a plastic knife and fork from the vendor and then found a park bench in the Grande Piazza to enjoy our feast! Superb!
Later we visited one of the local balsamic vinegar wineries where we had a very interesting lesson on how it is made and the various ageing processes, where the licensed product has to be matured for 12 or 25 ...
... vineyards surrounding it!
Later when we returned to Riva Del Garda we dined at a restaurant overlooking the little harbour by our hotel, enjoying the very relaxed atmosphere of the town, and also thoroughly enjoying being able to enjoy bowls of amazing homemade pasta, washed down with local wine for about $20 each! The food and drink here is way cheaper than we expected, I guess we are lucky that it is not high season yet!
... his English, Stephan is here to climb the highest peak, and explains how easy it will be. After a couple of bottles of red wine we think we could do it too!
A good nights sleep for some, the rooms have walls that help clarify every sound from the next room. I stay on ear watch in case Adam gets too carried away with his night song. Breakfast is a buffet and the other guests seem to scowl as we walk in. And we were on our ...