London, Rome, Feltre

I arrived in London Tuesday evening.


Wednesday I walked down along the Thames past Westminster, then back through St. James Park and Hyde Park to the Science Museum.

Wednesday evening I flew to Rome, and Thursday morning I took the train to Venice, rented a car, and drove to Feltre.

I’m staying in the Centro Storico on a street that is 2 meters wide. The VW Golf I rented is 1.99 meters wide – it’s a tight sqeeze, but with the side mirrors folded in it just makes it.

Centro Storico, Feltre

On Friday, Sandro, Davide, and I drove around the mountains in the Sud Tyrol/Trentino Alto Adige, stopping at various points of interest – mostly places with gelato and espresso.

San Martino di Castrozza
San Martino di Castrozza

Yesterday I went hiking in Val Canzoi.

Lago della Stua

I almost made it to the top of the peak in the center of the above photo, but it became a little too steep for me. I was scrambling up a creek bed, but when I turned and looked down I realized it was more of a waterfall, and that I was several hundred feet up a pretty steep cliff. The view was outstanding and I could have taken a really nice photo if I hadn’t been too scared to let go with one hand, but I was, so I didn’t.  Then when I made it down and looked back up, it really didn’t look that steep.

Val Canzoi

On My Way To?

I’m at the airport and I think I’ve done everything I needed to do before leaving. But I still don’t know what I’ll be doing for the next month. The route I was hoping to walk across Italy is impassable, at least for someone like me who doesn’t like it cold – there is still snow at the higher elevations and below freezing temperatures. If it isn’t clear by next week I’ll go to plan B or C, but I’m not sure what they are yet.

For now I know I’ll be in London tomorrow, Rome the next day, and Feltre the five days after that. By then I should have the following week figured out.