A journal about a one month ride, including the planning & preparations.
Friday, 17 June 2011
Mare Adriatica arriva
Next day's journey took me to Bari and the Adriatic. How wonderful the sea looks under a blue sky! I had quite forgotten. I took a bus into the old town and had a wander round the lanes there. The buildings are very old indeed and built with a white stone which in the sunshine gave the lanes a wonderfully bright atmosphere.
Already residents, ie. the men, were bringing out their chairs ready to chat with neighbours. Women were calling to their children and the business of preparing supper seemed well in hand judging by the smells and sounds of cooking. (Does this sound a bit sexist? Perhaps, this is just my male interpretation of what was happening . . .) In any case, despite obvious poverty, there was a vibrant community here.