Current Day. Trip to DateTotal Miles Walked 13.5 151.8
Total climb-feet. 1150 11,385
Net Climb- feet (280) 2208
Song of the day: Groovin by the Rascals:
Just groovin' on a Sunday afternoon
Entering the village of VillaFranca on Sunday morning:
Some very muddy areas. The going was very slow through these areas.
A beautiful waterfall along the trail:
When we reached Aulla, we caught a train to La Spezia, the gateway to the Cinque Terre. For about the first 5 minutes of the 20 minute train ride, we went through a tunnel. I later checked, and if we had hiked out of Aulla, we would have had to hike over a large mountain. Probably would have taken us 5 or 6 hours to do what the train did in 5 minutes!
Tomorrow, we are walking about 5 miles from La Spezia to the sea side village of Porto Venere. From Porto Venere, we will catch a boat to Vernazza, where we will stay for two nights. Unfortunately, the weather forecast is a 90% chance of rain on Tuesday, so we will see how that goes. Here is a map of the cinque Terre that I captured from the Internet:
Hopefully we will have Internet the next few days and able to post regularly.
In the meantime, we would like to send out a Happy Memorial Day to our friends and family in the USA.
One last point, the San Francisco Giaants had a very good weekend, sweeping the Twins. The Giants are now 6 wins, 3 losses and I suspended tie game since we left and remain firmly in first place. I religiously wear my Giants ht on this hike. So far, it seems to be working.