Today we went to explore one of the five towns of Cinque Terre – Manarola. This has some memories for me (and our family). The last time we visited, let’s say I had what I am now calling a ‘Manarola moment’, although the moment probably lasted a good bit of our trip to San Remo. I was unaware of the ‘diversion’ to Manarola, and when we arrived, like most of the towns here, you have to leave your car at the top and walk down. Easy you may say, but remember, you have to walk back. In 40+deg heat, that is not a pleasant experience. Suffice to say that my mood did not match the sunshine on that day.
However, coming back today, by boat, was a much more pleasant experience, and I can ‘hand on heart’ say I was certainly nicer to be near. We had a lovely seafood lunch after trekking around the hillside. Certainly a beautiful spot, and some amazing vistas.