A good day at sea !!

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Our base is a motor home storage park in an ambulance depot @ €5 per night in La Spezia
Our thought had been to take the train down The Cinque Terre coastal villages as I have wanted to have a look at this picturesque area for a long time It’s a hop on hop off the train until we found a boat trip was available just one short bus ride away ..

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Off at early doors 8-15 after finding the fridge had stopped working on gas .. Warm beers for our return …bus caught just 100m away off to the ferry terminal .. Handed over our €50 for all day ticket sort of hop on hop off as well… and went the whole way down the coast to the last village Monterosso but didn’t get off here then back to the next to last which is called Vernazza

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What a cracking good village .. Crammed to the gunnels with tourist .. And here we lunched on the harbour wall and again were relieved of €44
The sea built up to a bit of a chop on the return journey wetting all on the bow seating area with waves breaking over the poor tourists with much squealing … J was very wet but he DIDNT squeal .. we hopped off again in Riomagiorie again lovely .. Hopped back on the next boat back to La Spezia at 5pm and the bus back to Hetty and two warm beers .. The walk on the coast route is one that good walkers do to say we did the Cinque Terre .. I think it’s a 6 hour walk from one end to the other on the edge of the cliffs .. Not for me … Tomorrow may be a drive to Rappolo and perhaps another boat to Portofino for a look ..

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Author: "Travels with Harry Hymer"

Me and Him and Hetty like adventures ..We spend most of our summers sailing Now a little elderly for big boat racing and have turned to Radio Controlled Yachting competing nationally and even internationally ..I have travelled to many countries in my other life BJ (before John)lots of Indian backpacking trips. Panning gold in the Yukon..Pacific island hopping ..Far east and so on ..John won't go to India but I managed to get him to Morocco and Sri Lanka but didn't expect a Tsunami.

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