Day 13 - Cinque Terre
28.07.2012 - 28.07.2012
Dad wasn’t feeling too great today so we had a down day. We’re in Cinque Terre for 5 nights, so we have plenty of time. A relaxed morning of reading and breakfast – Nutella and ciabatta.
We have a bit of a bed situation. My lilo slowly deflates during the night, so in the morning it’s almost flat. It’s giving me some trouble with my back and shoulders as well.
Mum and dad’s one is even worse. We think it was overinflated at some point because there’s now a bulge on the left side of the bed, making it almost impossible for two people to sleep on it.
So we went on lilo hunt today. We found a shop which does those red and blue tubey ones (trés uncomfortable), but anyone who’s seen mum and dad’s lilo in Devon will know that that isn’t up to their two-foot high mattress standards. So we bought two cheap singles and later on we ordered a new one for me and for them on Amazon.it, to be delivered to the campsite in Umbria in a few days. Until then, mum is going to sleep on the normal bed (on the good side), dad is going to sleep in the middle of the tent on the two cheap lilos and Tom and I are going to alternate who had the sinky bed. Fun fun fun!
While we were out we brought some things for dinner. I found a jewellery shop which sold the string I’ve been looking for for ages to make macramé bracelets with. I found instructions on the internet and I’ve already made three.
We had a proper Italian meal for dinner – anti pasti of cheese and salami, primi pasta course of ravioli and tagliatelli, secondi meat course of steak and fresh fennel and desert of shop bought tiramisu and chocolate pannacotta. Nom nom nom.
We burnt mosquito repellent candles as we ate and I don’t think anyone got bitten. Dad was feeling a little better and enjoyed the meal.
During the night, the air tube above mine and Tom’s sleeping compartments deflated. We’re not sure whether it was the valve not being on right, the seams leaking or a puncture, but let’s hope for the first. Otherwise we’re in trouble.