Prickly off track and torrential rain..

27 May

imageToday was always going to be a bit tricky as the 20 km marked a ferry trip from Corte San Andrea to Soprarivo. I called ahead to let a guy called Danilo Parisi know I was coming. I’d done some major bush bashing and cut and scraped my legs being about 30/50 metres to the left of the trail.. Problem was there was a canal in between, so I cut myself up pretty badly and yelled expletives…. Not that anyone could hear as I was shorter than the prickly weeds towering over the “track”..

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Danilo was a character. He picked me up in his water taxi and for 10€ got me to Soprarivo. A perfect interlude. We sat and laughed at the language issues unlike those awkward moments when it’s just better to stay quiet.
Photo is where he lives.
Next stop was to a Post Office to offload over 2 kgs of warm gear and send it to Australia. Nice to lighten the load. Funny the things you are happy to see gone.
The plan was to get to Piacenza… But not in the torrential rain. I found a Maccas and treated myself to my second Scottish meal in 4 weeks 🙂
then ventured out in the pouring rain to find Gods establishment, Santa Maria di Campagna Convento Francescani.
I was greeted at the door after buzzing some dude. He appeared wearing a dress and with key in hand, showed me to my digs for the night.
Mmmmm shower…and washing. Getting all the prickles out of socks and shirt.
I spent the next hour or more enjoying the texting of Roger. I think it must have been 4 am in Sydney.. Getting advice and warm fuzzy crap. Thanks mate. xox
He’s told me to eat … Lots.

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4 Responses to “Prickly off track and torrential rain..”

  1. Marlene Whiyelaw May 27, 2014 at 4:51 am #

    Power to you.

  2. Alexandra Wileman May 27, 2014 at 10:10 am #

    Hi Janie, The last few days sound more upbeat. I hope you are getting to taste some good italian Pasta. How many weeks left till Rome now? Best Regards,

    Alexxx

    From: ultrasmall Reply-To: ultrasmall Date: Tuesday, 27 May 2014 5:12 AM To: Alexandra Wileman Subject: [New post] Prickly off track and torrential rain..

    WordPress.com janetrumper posted: “Today was always going to be a bit tricky as the 20 km marked a ferry trip from Corte San Andrea to Soprarivo. I called ahead to let a guy called Danilo Parisi know I was coming. I’d done some major bush bashing and cut and scraped my legs being about 30/”

    • janetrumper May 27, 2014 at 1:32 pm #

      Hey Al, I’m planning on being in Rome around 11th/12th June. Still a couple of big weeks to go. Shame Rome is so far down the boot!

  3. lindywia May 27, 2014 at 3:01 pm #

    we have all been telling you to eat more! maybe you will listen to Roger!

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