We awoke to a cool but already sunny morning in the camp. Bert had the smart idea to set up our tent in between as much shelter as possible, so we didn’t get too much wind battering us in the night and I think that made a big difference. For those interested, the holiday homeContinue reading “Day 10: To Splügen Pass and beyond”
We awoke in Como to a very different picture: it was pouring rain! I’m not talking about a drizzle or even a normal rainfall; the heavens had opened up and were pounding down upon our tent, with strong winds to match. Eventually, I needed to empty my bladder and brave the storm. I ran toContinue reading “Day 9: Leaving Como and starting the ascent”
We started the day with a massive breakfast! After we awoke in our comfortable hotel beds, I declared my intention to investigate the hotel breakfast, given that any bakeries were too far away. Bert had some leftover bread from previous days but I wanted something good before we set out. To our surprise, there wasContinue reading “Day 8: Lake Como”
Another guest post from Bert. I’ve been too slow on getting mine done, so enjoy another great one from Bert! Rain Delay in Menaggio (Menaggio to Corti – start of Splugen Pass) I woke up several times throughout the night; cold and wet. Small puddles of rain had managed to cross the sacred tent barrier;Continue reading “Day 9: Rain Delay in Menaggio (Menaggio to Campodolcino – start of Splugen Pass)”
We were doing better than expected, so we went up half-way on the Splügen Pass and camped. Now it’ll easier tomorrow. Also, some nice Italian couple invited us in and cooked for us. Totally awesome. More details later. Tomorrow, we will finish going up and then go down the other side!