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Should have only been 18 ks but stupidly I asked which way to go from Hotel Royal and added 6ks!

Retracing my steps up a particularly nasty hill.  Mr Google said I climbed 18 flights of stairs…fool.

Then I got lost coming into Santhia, a nice young female student took pity on me and gave me a lift…  I was in exactly the opposite direction to which I was meant to be.
Southern hemisphere brain!

Amazingly, I am now in a hotel just opposite a rail stop that I made the other day…. Pleasant walking weather and apart from a couple more nasty hills quite a good day.

Came out of the hills and into the Po valley where rice is grown..quite flat. Nobody about but the frogs in the irrigation ditches. Sunday!!!

A bit overcast now and supposedly a 32 k walk tomorrow to Vercelli, I hope it does not rain… 32Kms! Like blazes, if all else fails will catch a train,right next door…

Food at the restaurant run by the Hotel Royal family was good, lets hope the Taihape hotel has good nosh.  Hoping I can get a ride with my bag tomorrow for the first 10kms.

My day off, had breakfast, had a bath and went back to bed…got up for a nice fishy lunch, dozed some more then a nice fishy dinner…perfect day off…interspersed with reading.

Onto book two already, Italian TV does not quite do it to me…
P.s Dinner was awful, as bad as some of the Portuguese ones, doughy agnotti followed by oily veal and greasy chips accompanied by sour wine probably from a cask.