Same old, same old, going from one Roman town to the next. The difference today was that neither is a hilltop town. Fondi is actually dead flat, and likely a convenient one day march from Terracina for a Roman legion using the via Appia.
After faithfully following the designated path for the first section, in which the paved road gave was to a seemingly abandoned road, and finally a goat track around the steep hillside, we made like legionnaires and took to the via Appia. Granted it bears no resemblance to its former self, but if you were to dig down, you’d find the original. The downside is that it is dead straight, meaning there are no impediments to speed. For much of it, the speed limit is 60, but we’ve come to the conclusion that Italian speed limits are posted in MPH not km/h.
Very little of the roadside scenery was photo worthy, so today is mostly words. We’re planning on more via Appia walking tomorrow as it will turn two scheduled days into one – even if it means missing the awesome town of Gaeta.
In 2009, we embarked on a one-year family sailing adventure aboard a Grand Soleil 39, "SV Mulan". Our original sailing blog is linked on this site.
In 2017, Susan, Andrew, Sam & Max walked the Camino Frances from St-Jean-Pied-de-Porte to Santiago de Compostella (and rode bikes from Burgos to Leon as a blister recovery strategy), and in 2018 Jack also joined the crew as we waled the northern section of the Camino Portuguese from Porto to S de C.
In 2019 Andrew, accompanied by Max for the first few hundred kms, and Susan for the Tiscan section, walked the via francigena from Canterbury to Rome. That journey is blogged in this site.
This blog is planned as an alternative to the endless instagram posts used previously to communicate with those interested in our travels - although there is a linked instagram account as well!
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