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... my achievement) on many levels; views, riding challenges and finishing with an authentic meal.
NOT MY HUSBAND.
I knew we were in trouble from the minute we set off. Andrea (Gd bless him) with his limited English (we found out he doubled as a civil lawyer who rides 2 hours everyday in siesta time), told us we would now have a short uphill ride before we reached the beginning of the Cinque Terra - OMG. I think today we ...
... handy for drying towels which is quite important as we have somehow managed to lose two towels on our travels – they must have been left behind on a day out but we are not sure where. I am stil hopeful they might turn up when we get somewhere we can unpack all the bags)
We headed down to the pool for a very welcome swim (kids) and beer (adults) and had ...
... the last village has a beautiful beach lined with colourful umbrellas and plenty of people watching. There are a few posers just standing in their speedos with their hands on their hips.
An italian "sea man" (navy character) chats to us on our way home and tries to convince us to disco. He is a tad dodgy so we avoid.
Day 300 Day Totals: 16 hrs, 2.9 kms I've been on the road for 70 days now, sleeping out in the cold and rain... trudging along in the scorching heat, and stayed perfectly healthy the entire time... Until now. Must've picked up a bug in Malta because I wake up this morning completely drained. Not really a problem though... I've pretty much done all I wanted to do. Now I just need to get down ...
... br> INTERESTING FACTS-
Cinque Terre is unique because of the remote villages that have been carved by hand by 1000s of very dedicated farmers over many generations.
Apart from the villages they also created unique (and steep) terraces in order to grow olives and grapes.
Today the towns are protected by being included as World Heritage Sites (I guess to prevent a McDonalds or Hilton Hotel being built there).