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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Gallipoli Rides - Day 2

We enjoyed a short afternoon ride after spending the morning exploring the interesting town of Gallipoli.

Today's ride (red on the map)
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
To Nardo and back
28.5 miles
617 feet

We encountered fishermen repairing and arranging their nets in several areas around the waterfront.

There were fish for sale here that I had thought only made appearances in National Geographic specials on exotic creatures found in the deepest parts of remote seas. Apparently I was wrong. In fact, there is a good chance that I encountered some of these at the dinner table.

Another load comes in...

A tool collectors's treasures spill out onto the walls. He must have been at it for quite a while.

The afternoon ride was pleasant, though not quite as short as planned. Navigational mishaps, you know. But, the detour was through yet another area with olive groves, narrow roads and stone walls. As has been noted about many a potentially unfortunate experience, it could have been worse. And maybe, could not have been much better.

HIghlight of the day
Let's go with this: Julio arrived and joined the tour. A welcome addition to our already diverse group.

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