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Day 3 of relaxing on the shores of the Med on the island of Elba, and....damn it's been tough....!
We have had to walk the 500m to the local village and buy some groceries, and have had a swim every 30 mins, ..and surprising how much colder the water is than yesterday, for no apparent reason....it was a warm night, yet today the water must be 2or 3 deg ...
... beautiful village and well-deserving of its tourist popularity.
It is hard not to miss the Pinocchio puppets that hang in virtually every shop doorway in many of these Tuscan villages. It took us a minute to realize that, of course, the names Pinocchio and Geppetto must be Italian! A quick search of the origins of the Pinocchio story confirmed this: it was written by Florentine author Carlo Collodi in the early 1880s and set ...
... and retraced our steps. What should have taken 45 minutes ended up taking around 3 hours. Signage is not an Italian strong point!
Wednesday was another fine day, and as we had walked so far the previous day we decided to go for a drive. First port of call was Pomarance. We did a quick walk up to the centre of town before returning to the supermarket to buy a few more supplies. Guess what? It was closed.
The main place of interest for the day ...
Just arrived in Val d'Elsa at an old farmhouse on a hill top miles from any where. Just relaxing after a busy month of travel. Lynne and I have had many great times, and seen all the castles and palaces u could imagine. Ready to start on Tuscany this week, San Gimignano, Siena and Florence. Writing this on a tablet, Will Write MO When I Get To A computer.
Frank and ...
... salad and veggie chopper so am keeping my end up.
We are past the half way point in our holiday - Im trying not to think of that! People have been kind to keep me on their various mailing lists and I am keeping up to date as much as possible - so to those of you reading this, I say Grazie mille!
Good health and best wishes for all of you. I miss you. We are having a memorable visit on our farm in Tuscany.