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Which is 27.5km from Piacenza the way walkers world do it although they say it is 22.5km. I would think I do at least 5km extra per day getting lost and backtracking…
Left at 8.15 and arrived in yet another bijoux called Hotel Maison de Vi in a Cimafava.
Guess what, first time my bag has not arrived before me so no shower, nada, niente, till a change of clothes arrives. I have got clean knickers as they were pinned to my pack,drying…socks will be there tomorrow as sometimes things do not dry overnight..
Managed the first 8km well but no signs anywhere, just used WWS directions. Managed the first busy roundabout, onto the second and I hear yelling.. the Frenchman.
Thought maybe he is right so hopped over a couple of lanes….wrong!!! But found my way again and all went well for another 8 or so km when the directions had me wading through waist high grass for about half a km… I decided to get back on the road, only problem was a damn deep ditch, eventually it petered out and I was on the road…
Made it into San Polo, missed what was supposed to be a sign so kept on the road… Help, it was busy. Some come straight at you, some go like rockets and the wind from the big trucks nearly knocks you, well me, off the road… Just kept on the road as no idea where the track was.
Obviously each province, commune whatever chooses whether or not to mark the Via Francigena. Today was the worst yet.
Ate my stolen roll with ham about 1:30 and concluded with half a rich brownie flogged on Sunday by this aged rellie. Some left for tomorrow. Better than their chicken!!!
Weather pleasant, not a canal or rice field in sight so all good. Crops today included tomatoes,wheat,corn and lucerne.
Occasionally you got a whiff of a piggery, Karen, I remember it well.
Horse chestnut trees have been lovely but the rain knocked them about…lots of hawthorn. Those hills are getting closer.
Aha my bag has arrived,wash time then drinkies…wonder what dinner will be like,,,