Hotel La Locanda
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed
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Heavy thunderstorms and rain here this morning!
Our only plan was to go into town but I think we will wait a bit otherwise we will be soaked. At least we have a choice - tomorrow we will just get on with it whatever the weather as it will be bike time again.
Anyway, almost breakfast time, so will catch up later.
0945 breakfast …
We waited in line at the port, dock number 4 and bought cheap tickets for a one hour boat ride. We really enjoyed this and oohed and aahhhed at how lovely it all was.
The obligatory ice-cream stop after the boat ride before we headed back to the hotel, stopping on the way at a K.Mart kind of store to buy me some swimming goggles, with my bright idea of swimming some laps in the big hotel pool.
Hmmmm that didn't eventuate. ...
Steve and I did another chunk of the Greenway after positioning the car in Lenno near the ferry, which we intend to return to later this evening after our day trip to Como. The path elevated steeply beyond Lenno, good training for our Camino. After a crazy full bus ride along narrow streets we finally arrived in Como..... nearly in one piece except for a few frayed nerves and ...
... a few minutes, and soon we were following the signs to the lighthouse. We were also on the hunt for another geocache. Already the day was incredibly hot and we were sweating and we hadn't even started our 30 minute walk up the hill. Luckily for us the path was shaded by the trees and this time and we didn't have to walk up in the sun.
The walk was rough because of the heat but it wasn't that steep and wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. The views from the ...
... a beer and snacks and the most wonderful passion fruit tartlet. We sat and watched people go by and the ferries come and go. We walked back to the car via a gallery of local artist's work. We bought a picture of Balbianello, the local villa near where we are staying. The road to Como made Lisa a little unsettled and we met a ...