A double day as the first leg was only 12km, and due to circumstances beyond our control, Telese Terme was also our first cafe stop. Once we’d located said cafe that is. Telese (the Terme was added in 1991 to reflect the hot springs there) is the least interesting town so far. I even checked Wikipedia to delve into its history, thinking that WW2 obliteration may account for the profusion of drab apartment blocks. But no, the most recent catastrophe was an earthquake in 1391 or thereabouts.
From Telese, it’s a relatively easy (written with hindsight) trudge across the valley up up to the next town – which had a tad more historic merit. However, from the last cafe to our nightly lodging, there was a hill. See following illustations
However we survived to tell the tale, and there’s nothing like a cold beer, a massive cherry tomato and ciliegine salad, followed by big servings of ravioli to aid the recuperation. (Ciliegine means cherry, so we had cherry tomatoes with fresh cherry mozzarella. Yummo!)
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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