Arrival ~ October 3, 2015

  • October 3, 2015
  • Day 26
  • Caminno Day 15
  • Assisi
  • 9 miles
  • Total ascent 2,054 feet and descent 1,969 feet
  • 4 1/4 hours
  • 55 – 75 degrees

Arriving at the gate, “Porta Santa Croce” I am greeted by a fellow Italian Piligrino. In total, I have met nine Italian (seven reunited in Assisi), five Brazilian (stopped walking), two other Americans, and one German (lost contact).  Alas, the Basilica Assisi.

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Assisi


  

Leaving the Country ~ October 3, 2015 

  • October 3, 2015
  • Day 26
  • Caminno Day 15
  • Assisi
  • 9 miles
  • Total ascent 2,054 feet and descent 1,969 feet
  • 4 1/4 hours
  • 55 – 75 degrees

Leaving the country.  A shard of pottery found walking on the carriage road becomes a keepsake.  A hunter and his dog stroller out of the olive grove.

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th towards Assisi

  

Dashed Hopes ~ October 3, 2015

  • October 3, 2015
  • Day 26
  • Caminno Day 15
  • Assisi
  • 9 miles
  • Total ascent 2,054 feet and descent 1,969 feet
  • 4 1/4 hours
  • 55 – 75 degrees

Dashed hopes of arriving to the Assisi Basilica clean.  My muddy boots feel like lead weights.  As the saying goes, “A pound on your feet is like five pounds on your back.”  Keep following the signs to Assisi.

  • 1st, 2nd towards Assisi
  • 3rd, 4th same corner towards Assisi


  

Lamb Chop ~ October 2, 2015

  • October 2, 2015
  • Day 25
  • Caminno Day 14
  • Valfabbrica
  • 16 1/2 miles
  • Total ascent 1,979 feet and descent 3,167 feet
  • 8 1/4 hours
  • 55 – 78 degrees light rain last hour

“Lamb Chop” was a puppet character in a 1955 children’s television series. The expression in these sheep’s face bring back memories.

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th towards Valfabbrica


  

Test ~ October 2, 2015

  • October 2, 2015
  • Day 25
  • Caminno Day 14
  • Valfabbrica
  • 16 1/2 miles
  • Total ascent 1,979 feet and descent 3,167 feet
  • 8 1/4 hours
  • 55 – 78 degrees light rain last hour

Test your skill at finding clues. See the clue? On the lower right is a rock with a green dot of paint. Like the children’s book, Where’s Waldo,?  clues are hidden everywhere.  It becomes a game finding clues. If you don’t play this game well, you may end up walking extra miles.

  • 1st, 2nd test towards Valfabbrica
  • 3rd,4th towards Valfabbrica


  

Fork ~ October 2, 2015

  • October 2, 2015
  • Day 25
  • Caminno Day 14
  • Valfabbrica
  • 16 1/2 miles
  • Total ascent 1,979 feet and descent 3,167 feet
  • 8 1/4 hours
  • 55 – 78 degrees light rain last hour

Fork in the road. Which way? See the clues on the upper right section of the first pictured road?  The signature arrow, albeit only made of unpainted wood and not mounted on a tree or post, is there.  The arrow and a rock with a dot of green paint are carefully placed clues for the watchful eye.

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd towards Valfabbrica