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... where we were wowed by some spectacular scenery (even after all of the amazing sites to date) and some fabulous driving roads! Some giant dams with the largest concrete walls we'd ever seen sat before us at over 2000 m altitude, bare rock faces with a greenish tinge and dams of blue green water shrouded by cloud over the mountain tops. Cruising along the winding mountains, we stopped on the side of the road for a rest stop and a pick at some cheese and ...
... to show their fall colors.
Bellagio's steep hills were crowded with many shops, art studios, outlets and restaurants. We were cold from exploring all morning in the rain, so found a nice cafe inside to eat warm soup and pasta. On ferry back to Varenna we again ran into the American couple who sat near us at dinner last night - wonder if we will see them again tomorrow.
Monday, October 28
... Up ahead there is a mountain albergo which I figure I should check out. Last night was a bit chilly camping outside, and tonight I'm going to be at a much higher altitude. The albergo is, as expected, out of my price range--but tempting... Then the trail climbs... up... up... up zigzagging through the forest. Daylight will fade soon, so I pick up the pace, hoping ot make it to Campodolcino before nightfall, where hopefully I can find ...
... to see the town a bit more. Then I follow a road which I assume will take me up the gorge, when it takes a turn in the wrong direction, I assume it's just a switchback, and I opt for a shortcut straight up the mountainside. I climb higher... higher... higher... but the road doesn't reappear. I gaze back down into the valley far, far below, dreading the inevitable: I'm going to just have to turn around and go back down again. There are some ...
... opt to set up my camera along the railing of the bridge and run down to pose with the guitar on a walkway along the river. Probably a foolish decision--as a somebody could bump the camera... and there'd go all the pictures and videos I've taken over the last couple of days... I continue on through the town, past a refurbished castle and an open area where you can gaze up at terraces and houses perched high up on the steep mountain slopes. This ...