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... texts to keep us entertained! Meals on our lovely terrace are off the agenda today, but we've had a nice lunch of leftovers at the inside dining table (seats 8 too), using up the food before we leave tomorrow. We have an eye on those dark clouds too, hoping to make a longer walk to the cemetery outside the old city walls (abandoned yesterday due to an approaching rainstorm) and the famous church beside it. We might even get to a concert of new music tonight! There's been ...
... 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.
Today was our last day of pedaling. We finished strong covering 108 kilometers which was our biggest day of the trip. We started from Otranto and rode up along the coast and through the olive groves nearly to Brindisi then turned inland, and back south, toward our destination of Lecce.
I have included a picture of a ...
... 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 ...