Ok going to be honest here, slept in big time this morning, Paula brought me in a coffee at 9.45 and woke me up ! well, I am on holiday…..needless to say the day didn’t move on as quick as we’d hoped, by the time we got up, breakfast etc its was heading for midday, the clear blue skies of first thing had gone and were starting to look a tad threatening..
Gathering our bike gear we headed down to get on our way, the hillside town of Spello we thought but alas the downside of our secret parking spot is that you can easily get blocked in, clipping the panniers, sat nav and camera onto the bike the first few spots of rain started to fall, we’ll pop back up to the apartment and wait it out we thought….what a storm, sitting out on the covered balcony we watched the storm close in, the hills disappeared, the thunder rumbled, a few flashes of lightening then the biggest flash of lightening followed instantaneously by viscous crack of thunder, my drink shot out of my glass, the power went out…..and Paula was laughing as I ended up covered in orange juice and scared of the lightning…..did that ever come down, the worse yet….and yes, forgot to film it again….
after a couple of hours it started to brighten up, as these storms tend to disappear as fast as they start….so back to the bike….
Spello is a pretty town, doesn’t seem to get the tourists like Assisi does, after finding somewhere to park, theres always bike parking somewhere, usually right in the centre of town you just gotta find it..
Being a hillside town, your either walking uphill or downhill, when your doing the latter your always mindful of the fact you have to go back up !
Heading back on the bike all of a sudden things got very loud in my helmet, terrible wind noise, after investigation it turns out that the little pin that holds the pinlock visor in place has fallen out, how bizarre, nothing a bit of sellotape can’t fix for now..
Back in downtown Todi the festival was in full swing, somewhere, there were cars everywhere, but no people…
Tricky finding a table in a restaurant tonight too, although food is so cheap, pizza 5 euros (can’t find my euro sign) all good too….
Weather is set fair now so Sibillini mountains tomorrow…
Maybe about 60 miles today..