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Vieste's beaches are packed with Italians in mid-summer. But when we arrived we found a peaceful contrast to the hustle and bustle of Rome. Today we took a boat cruise at 9 AM along the craggy Gargano Coast, marveling at the pretty coves, hidden grottos and unusual rock formations ...
... and other
market garden style crops. We hit the coast at the city of Bari, a huge port
with innumerable high rise flats along its outskirts. As we left Bari, driving north
along the coast, the land gave way to manmade salt flats with huge mountains of
salt and white egrets wading in the shallow pools. We could begin to see the
Promontorio del Gargano rising above the rest of the landscape.
The final part of the journey ...
... still unknown to American travelers. At our cliff-side hotel, we had dinner tonight, and slept in Vieste, Puglia.
Group dinner - Pea soup, cod, pasta w/shrimp, cake. Ate dinner with Tram who worked on Air Force One. Both her and Rocky (104 trips to China) work for Boeing.
We are now on board a 26 hour ferry to Athens. It is a very big ship but there is less to do on it than the Interislander. We have just been chilling out in our rooms and playing Uno up on deck with some others from our group. We aren't due to dock until 2pm tomorrow so it's going to be a ...
... over the ocean that we could make out in the distance (20 miles away?). The morning was cool and the skies started off rather grey. We checked in at the basilica and found Padre Pio’s tomb where we spent about 45 minutes in silence, bathing in peace and tranquility. After we left we found out there would be mass within the hour so we explored a bit and returned for mass. I am amazed at how much Italian ...