Are made by David as he inserts the pikkies, he takes liberties with the descriptions even though I send hobbit less write ups.
Got my days wrong, tomorrow is the Industrialised area so going to wherever on the train.
Left Camaiore about 8.30 am thinking it would be a bit of an easy day-wrong! At least it was fine and sunny, now and again.
Staggered into a village called Montegiano (I think) around 11.30, coffee and pastry, and off again. Missed the turn off mentioned in both maps and decided to follow the next Vf sign…..
I ended up close to the sky in a village called G??? Straight up and up and up, but a recent path, none of your cycle wrecked Roman stuff, even steps at times, some had to be negotiated on hands and knees but it was OK.
Then of course I had to come down, a few skids, a bit scary but eventually made it to the correct village. Waited and waited for a bus, timetables are indicative only…
Lucca is a tourist trap pure and simple.
In a nice hotel but ate at the restaurant opposite last night. Manky bits of steak and bone on hot rocks…no mention of hot rocks when I ordered, waiter could speak Itlish.
Moaned at the checkout said it was disgusting it was, spic young man looked disdainfully at me and said nobody had ever complained before. Suggested he was telling a porky and stamped out; 35e for bits of stewing steak and dog bone and half a bottle of cheap plonk!
Checked my phone, today’s walk was 300feet higher than the nasty one…amazing.