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Enroute to Crotone, stoppped to look at the local cemetry. With the high walls and mausoleums, a city within itself.
In Crotone, did the usual rounds of the main piazza, impressive architecture, castello (closed ), waterfront, lots of trees and flowers, and the old town with its narrow streets. Walked along the waterfront and beach in warm sunshine which was rather pleasant. While Paul and ...
... a cousin joined in, and next thing, Pauls sampling the local digestif.
Come 12.00, and the town was deserted. A stray cat shot across the piazza and that was it.
Enjoyed our picnic in the manicured gardens outside the castello and continued on our way.
Had the windy road across to Lago Arvo. Interestingly, the national park surrounding this lake and incorporating the mountain region, ...
... the previous day, and felt a closer look was needed. The road wound up the mountain top, and even though TT and the road signs indicated we could drive further, didn't. Thank heavens.
Walked up, around and through the castello. As with all these structures, a battered and blodied history. Its in an ongoing state of restoration, but still worth the visit. After paying our entry fee, there were no other tourists, so our blackened tongues didn't matter.
We said our last goodbyes to Cecille this morning, so didn't want to leave. We packed up the car to the brim again and off we went on our way to Cerisano. It is the village where my brother in law Enzo was born and grew up. The family home is still used by the children as a holiday home. We stopped at Enzos brothers place for lunch. Maurizio and his wife live in Buccino, an hour south of Vietri. We spent a few hours ...
... we could berth stern to, but then to our surprise we were directed to the travel lift pit. There we stayed for the night, concrete walls on three sides, and the travel lift a few feet away, but very secure!
The next morning both Kathie and Sue found they had been badly bitten by mossies, Sue having the worst bites that rose up in big welts.
Crotone was our next destination, around six hours sailing and another marina. As much as we didn't want ...