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... church bells ring often, and loudly, on Sunday, and every other day so far! We can just about feel the vibrations when we are outside on the terrace. They cause dogs to bark, and yesterday what sounded like a child yelling at them to shut up! One afternoon, some bells were particularly frantic in their urgent pealing. I said 'they're going like the clappers!', then realised that's possibly what the old saying actually refers to. Most of the churches have organ lofts, and some ...
... believe it or not, never even had to add air. We carried our pumps for nothing!
We we also want to thank all of you for coming along virtually. Your prayers and comments, both encouraging and humorous, made it feel like we had company throughout.
Lastly, we want to our good Lord for preserving and protecting us on this adventure.
Thank you all.
Now we are coming home.
... in 26 days which averages to 71.7 kilometers per day. Or for those of you that are metrically challenged, that is 1,159 miles or 44.3 miles per day.
Another significant stat, and probably more important, is that this fall marks 30 years since Susan and I first met. This trip has been a tremendous way to celebrate that ...
... refusing to convert to Islam in 1480. Their skulls are preserved behind glass in the church. The painting of the beheadings is eerily similar to the recent beheadings we have seen on TV from ISIL and is a reminder that history has a tendency to repeat itself. If interested, check out "Martyrs of Otranto" on Wikipedia.
... more days of riding and then will finish with two days in Lecce - known as the Florence of southern Italy. Tonight we are in Gallipoli. Our hotel is a converted palace with a roof deck overlooking the sea. Old town Gallipoli is actually an island with many beautiful churches, quiet little streets and wonderful people. We are soaking it all ...