Sunday, July 10, 2005

Day 58: Above Cinque Terre, on to La Spezia and South!

On the great recommendation of our Italian friend Girolamo we cycled from Levanto over and through the National Park called Cinque Terre - meaning 5 Lands. (see previous blog)

The first photo is taken as we climbed out of Levanto on a stinking hot, humid day, even at 8.30am.
The next two are shots of 2 of the villages that we had visited on the previous day. It was great to be above them to get a different perspective, and great to climb up and along the ridge. If you are inclined to look at a map, the five are Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.

We then enjoyed a great downhill into the town of La Spezia - you will see this port photo.
At the bottom of the hill we met up with a neat couple from South Africa who we had met in Riva del Gardo a week or so ago. We were going in different directions at the time, so it was neat to see them again - unplanned! Unfortunately we had no time to catch up because they were just beginning the uphill climb and we didn't want to delay them. We have their email and will keep in touch . . . . .

The last photo just took our fancy as we left La Spezia and started the trek toward Pisa.