Well not as slow as I thought, as it was 31k! not the 24k I expected.

Reasonably rapid descent down from Radifaconi. Left early but delayed by a little thunderstorm, they just do not stop…rest of the day was fine and damn hot but has misted up a bit…

Met three poms who have cycled from Canterbury, like me, old enough to know better.

Middle part of the walk was much like the back route behind Waihi but golly some of the farms are big.  I walked and walked, had lunch on a stump….and drank more water than I ever have…demolished my two half litres whereas usually I only drink 500ml.  Finally staggered up the 400 m to Proceno and discover I am in a much nicer apartment than last night…

Dying of thirst, MH asks what would I like, a beer says me, later found it cost me 10e!!!!.

Dinner was pleasant but everything cost, 2e for water, 2e for wine, 10e for the beer and 5e for four biscotti….that was my dessert. Main and only dish included in the accommodation: meat loaf, two tomato halves and a lettuce leaf….wow.

Trying to co-ordinate with my Americans to walk together tomorrow.

Mr 10e beer is going to take me and my bag to the next town and hopefully we only walk 22 k….yeah….