Monthly Archives: September 2015

Great walk around London after a day of travel

The Adventurers traveled from Pisa to London today, an uneventful journey that required planes, trains and a taxi ride. After all of that sitting, they needed a leg stretcher so set out from their hotel in South Kensington for a route … Continue reading

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Walking along the wall the surrounds the old section of Lucca

The Adventurers headed to Lucca today, a 20-minute train ride away. The primary purpose was to walk the Renaissance-era wall the surrounds the city, which is remarkable in that it’s still intact. What surprised them both was the width of the wall, … Continue reading

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Doing the Tower of Pisa thing

The Adventurers continued on via train today to Pisa where they are staying in a quiet and charming B&B called Il Campanile where they can see the Tower of Pisa poking up behind their backyard. They had a good pizza … Continue reading

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Recovery day taking in the sights around Portevenere

There’s no two ways about it. The Adventurers were plenty tuckered after their strenuous trek around Palmaria Island yesterday. Luckily nothing in particular hurt, just their whole bodies were fatigued. So they decided to make any easy day of it. … Continue reading

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Portovenere is pretty in morning and evening

As the first rays of sunlight hit the buildings lining the promenade in Portovenere (the view from their room at the very nice Grand Hotel Portovenere), the church bells rang out the familiar tune of Joyful, Joyful. Maybe it was too … Continue reading

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Hike around Palmaria Island is not a stroll in the park

OK, so maybe the Adventurers could do a bit more research before they set off on their treks. But, on surface, the trail around (most) of Palmaria Island looked like a longish (11 km) but otherwise pleasant hike. Part of … Continue reading

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Heading down the Ligurian coast to Portovenere

After a walk to the hilltops of Monterossa al Mare – a good almost two-mile leg stretcher to start the day – the Adventurers headed southeast via ferry this morning with destination Portovenere. From the first moment they saw it, it … Continue reading

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