Friday, 3 August 2012

Six days to run...

In tearing haste as another would say; this comes to you from the shores of Lago di Bolsena, a great sweep of a volcanic lake some 70 miles from Rome; the waves lap furiously at my side. Since Siena it has been an unrelenting few days, climbing up up to San Quirico and down into the Val d'Orcia which, in this punishing weather, was beaten dry and harsh unforgiving terrain to cross. The end of which was the severe climb to Radicofani, an impressive fortress that guards the entry to Tuscany from prying Florentines and Papal ingressions. What shall I say other than "great view" when you get there.

Now in Lazio, at Acquapendente there crept in a feeling of "job done"; the worst over and the rest a mere formality which, of course, could not be farther from the truth - I still have to walk every step of the way and there is no easy way round that!

Photos: Radicofani fortress (distance); Lago di Bolsena; Bolsena Castello; the road from Radicofani; Siena in the distance.

1 comment:

  1. Well done Major, I think you deserve a well earned gummy bear and a large glass swiftly followed by several more!!!!

    Much love
    Christian (old winkballian)