Bari is a big town, and the second biggest economic centre in southern Italy after Naples, so the folks that chose the route did an admirable job avoiding the worst of the industrial areas and new suburbs. We meandered through more olive groves, the fringes of an industrial park (a few years from now and the land will have been swallowed up), and eventually we hit the new waterfront promenade to the north of the city. While it didn’t take us right into the city, it does cover the waterfront until you get to the port area.
Susan knew of our approximate arrival time and intercepted us on the main pedestrian area that skirts the old town. It was a nice change to have a welcoming committee! After the obligatory shower and laundry, we did a wee tour of the old town. Being a short day we had a token amount of energy to play tourist, but the hordes of tourists – many from the cruise ship in port – made us miss the towns not on the tourist route
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!
View all posts by 2saunter