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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Free parking
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... another book today ( Weds) - "Burn" by James Patterson? Not bad, but not his best work.
Since it's now after midnight, that makes it Wednesday 10th, I think.... And I believe that means we have to endure another night here, because we are booked on the ferry back to the mainland on Thursday morning.
... which came from its use as the main shipping location of iron ore in the 18th century. But, Elba’s fame comes from the man who not only enabled mining but also build the infrastructure to exploit it; Napoléon Bonaparte. Napoleon was exiled to Elba after his defeat in the Battle of Leipzig in 1813. Though not part of his beloved France, he took a genuine interest in the welfare ...
... We parked our bikes and I had a pistachio gelato. Italy's gelato is definitely the best I have had - so rich and creamy. We also saw another wedding (everywhere I go there are brides) and visited a cashmere shop for some shopping. Headed back down to our hotel on a lovely ride through many vineyards that were beautiful - I loved the rose bushes at the end of the rows. Then watched the sunset ...
... have put signs up at least! So, we then spent the next 5 mins or so trying to get my card out of the machine, which I eventually did with a knife and spoon! All very funny!
After finding a station that did accept my card, I continued on my journey to my stop. It was a picturesque spot in the heart of a national park pine forest. However, the only campers that were there looked to be abandoned – they had broken windows or flat tyres. I decided that ...
A Population of only 12k. Three forts, massive city walls on a tiny hill overlooking the cove. Streets are paved (since 1700) in rose limestone, very pretty. Iron industry here since the Etruscan times (hence the name). It's very green (but we are further north than before), from certain angles it could be NZ. It's part of Europe's largest marine national park and also has vineyards so I have no idea why Napoleon was desperate to leave! Walked across to ...