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Sep 19, 2016 - Umbria Italy
Umbria was eventful in the fact that we did not have any events planned. We sailed overnight through a tremendous storm and arrived in port with no signs of it abating. Since we didn't have any plans we where in no rush to go anywhere fast. A leisurely breakfast and a bit of napping and reading and the skies cleared. We took our trusty umbrella and sunglasses (habits well honed by Vancourites)and headed for the short walk into town. Almost by accident we slipped through literately a crack in the wall - all these towns are surrounded by...Jump to full entry
Sep 1, 2012 - Last Night In Italy: Ancona seaport
I have spent two night in Ancona after taking a 3 hour train ride from Fossacesia. This is a major seaport for fishing, cruise ships, and ferries to Croatia and some of the Adriatic Islands. I take a fast ferry (so hoping this isn't run like the one in St. Croix!) to Split, Croatian tomorrow. Ancona has some historic things to see, and of course the typical Italian plazas, cobble stone streets and nice shopping. The best thing was meeting Canadians, Lena and Roxanne at the hotel at breakfast. We spent the day together and was really nice...Jump to full entry
Jul 9, 2012 - cycle to San Pietro a Sieve, trains to Ancona
Monday 9/7/12 cycle to San Pietro a Sieve 30ks trains to Ancona Pete was sooo slow getting packed up today, so Nickie left him to it and had Coffee and croissant at the camp café. Pete eventually turned up and we got to talking with a Canadian couple who are motorcycling in Italy, they told of some beautiful, unspoiled, non-touristic little villages they have visited …. Of delicious meals, of spending afternoons at centuries old family run wineries, they just oozed with the enjoyment of it all….we looked at their amazing photos!....Nickie...Jump to full entry
Jun 21, 2012 - Sirolo to Ancona
Erdemli to Tasucu update Thursday 21/6/12 Sirolo back to Ancona 26ks intense heat and busy traffic. Woke up again at sunrise and the campground was silent. Aahh… enjoyed the peace unti l we heard a squadron of lawnmowers????...then from around the point of the bay came 10 fishing boats close to shore. We packed up intending to get away early but the heat was fierce already at 8am. We overheated just getting up the steep driveway up to the village. To avoid yesterday’s hills we took the very busy and narrow road at the base of the hills. It...Jump to full entry
Jun 20, 2012 - Ancona to Sirolo 24ks
Wednesday 20/6/12 Ancona to Sirolo 24ks very hot and hilly Even the locals are complaining of the heat. We left the hostel later than we wanted, but we figured that 24 ks shouldn’t take long. We didn’t bank on the “rolling hills” to be more like mountains, climbing to 240m in about 6ks, great views though….then many ups and downs in the countryside…lovely to hear the birds. Many road cyclists looking very light and speedy in their lycra (and no baggage)passed us in the opposite direction, we exchanged waves, they must think we are crazy....Jump to full entry
Jun 19, 2012 - ferry to Ancona
Tuesday 19/6/12 onboard ferry to Ancona Italy, arrived 5pm Our 24hr ferry trip went smoothly, nice to sit and relax. Not many passengers so we had peace and quiet. We put out our rollmats on the rear deck and slept OK, from about 11pm, after new passengers and vehicles came onboard at Corfu. Watched the sun rise again and the heat began almost immediately. Nickie did a lot of reading on her e=book. Pete did his reading on his phone. We didn’t have time to buy extra food before we got aboard, but we made our own version of Bahklava, leftover...Jump to full entry
Jun 4, 2012 - Loreto and leaving!!! :( another OMG!
I awoke feeling a little down.....neither Laura nor Giacomo wanted me to leave! I would have stayed another day, but Italian superstition is that traveling on martedi (Tuesday ) is not permitted! :).....that would have meant I stay until miercoldi (Wednesday)! I woke up very early and got the Atlas out, plotting my intended next ffew weeks. I decided on going to Pescara for a few days, take the train to Civitavecchia, hopping on a ferry to Sardenia, then ferry back to Genoa! I felt settled, as I had a tentative plan!! Laura and I ran some...Jump to full entry
Jun 3, 2012 - Casa, camminare, and Civitanova!!!!
I walked this morning before Laura and Giacomo got up. The wine and late night caught up with us all. We decided to stay in; Laura, watering the plants and catching up on chores and me, packing, getting laundry together, adding text to journal! We were going to Civitanova later in the day to walk, meet more family and have dinner with Angelo and Mariaellia! I was still undecided on my next destination...earthquakes were trembling in the north so Bologna and Rimini were out. I was getting a bit ansio (anxious) because the trip was winding...Jump to full entry
Jun 2, 2012 - Calderoni Matrimonio!!! OMG!!!!
The Calderoni Matrimonio was the absolute best!!! Who would have ever thought that the weekend that I planned to be in Ancona....this huge event would be happening!!! Laura took me to her friend so I could get my nails done and pedi.....after my morning walk and shower! We missed the ceremony, due to distance and they were not planning on going anyway. Got prissed up and Giacomo thought we both looked lovely! We drove out in the countryside and met up with Alessandro and Mariaellia, Laura's brother and wife! We were the first to get to the...Jump to full entry
Jun 1, 2012 - Cucina and cannelli/vongole!! Umm!
I awoke this morning early and io camminare for over an hour (walked)....found a great uphill workout, refusing for my kilograms to increase! Espresso, shower and Laura and I decide to go to the outdoor market! I purchase a pair of walking shoes, having to retire my Walmart sandals that look Moto brutto! (ugly!!!!!).... My clothing attire has been just short of finding a "date"! We then went to the seafood company that Luciano works at, and by the way Giacomo sells his vongole to! The Calderoni, still in the fish business after a century!...Jump to full entry
May 31, 2012 - Moto Familia!!!!
I awoke to breakfast down in the 2nd cucina used for familia and amicos ( friends:)......( not after I weighed for the first time in months......50kg when I started this adventuro..... This morning 56.2.......I said " BASTA.....ENOUGH!" Cafe, yogurt, fruta, and cereal!!! Decent start for the day......Laura and I decide that she will tour me around the area, then prepare lunch for Giacomo around 1pm. Mission accomplished...,. We went to Sirola, Numana, Portonovo, Monte Conero, and a few panoramic stops! We walked on the beach, toured thru...Jump to full entry
May 30, 2012 - Train and arrival in to Le Marche Region
Breakfast, and cab I begin my journey to Ancona! Uneventful trena excursion, I arrive 6 hours later in to Ancona! I disembark, only to hear " Patricia, Bella!!!!!"'Giacomo, Laura, Christiana and her two daughters Catarina and Margherita!!! Catarina made a sign " Welcome Patricia!!!" wonderful way to arrive! Christiana and the kids leave and we proceed to tour a bit of Ancona! Upon getting in the car, Laura hands me a book: "Translation English to Italian" and she has one "Italian to English"...On the job language learning for the next few...Jump to full entry