hiking Cinque Terre

I’m having an early autumn vacation – my plan is to visit Cinque Terre, Pisa & Lucca. The Cinque Terre (Five Lands) is a string of five fishing villages perched high on the Italian Riviera. I’ve never visited this part of Italy before, but from the images I’ve seen (like these snatched from Wikipedia) it looks extremely  picturesque. Manarola Corniglia Hiking…

it is a great art to saunter (cont.)

I found this excellent quote at Emily’s: Do not on any account cease to take pleasure in walking: I walk every day to preserve my well-being and walk away from every sickness; I have walked my best thoughts into existence, and I know of no thought so heavy that one cannot walk away from it….