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Well as the title suggests, we went to Viareggio, a beach resort about 20km away. When we got up yesterday, there were clear blue skies so it seemed the right day and the temps peaked at about 26 degrees. Out came the shorts, sandals and the legs.
The buildings along the sea front are mostly in an art deco style and they make the place look very elegant. Between them and the beach is the road and then a wide pedestrianised area faced with more ...
OK, big day today, off to Monterosso by train to meet my old friend, Eckhard, who I've known since 1974. Lunch together at Monterosso and then boat along the Cinque Terre to Riomaggiore for a quiet wine. Farewell to Eckhard at Manarola as he sailed off into the sunset! Thank you Eckhard for making the long journey from Munich just to say 'hello' to an old ...
... rocks on the beach! Kinda hurts a little.. The water was absolutely fridge-like!!! Argh!!! I went numb all over. I've almost recovered from Morocco but still on the mend! Great way to lose some kgs!
Heading to Vernazza the flat blue Mediterranean pops into view reminding me of Geo bay, our view spoiled by the train full of an American school group (need I say more!) fortunately ...
... that someone would get so angry…even the others waiting in front of him were embarrassed to be near him. He said nothing and turned away as I walked by him…honestly!!! (oh, the patience of these Italians...and funnily enough, my Italian too :)...its not often Mikes loses patience with people, but i guess when they are being so rude...but as my Ma always says, two wrongs never make a right...poor Mikes, he has had a tough time this week with 'his' locals :) )
... meat, fish and around the corner a fruit and veggie market bigger than Granville Island. We were so enthralled by these beautiful locally harvested foods, we had to stroll around and see it all and of course shopped, so we hauled produce around the rest of the day. But you have to, because this mobile market is what our little farmers markets are modeled on.
We then took the train to Pisa, where we walked to the tower. I will tell you, the pictures you ...