Distance Walked: 18 km (felt like 30 km)
Time Walking: 6 hours (including breaks)
Altitude Difference Ascent: 580m
Altitude Difference Descent: 290m
Temperatures: High of 29C
Guide Book Rating: Average
Our Rating: Deceptively Difficult
Last night, we spied a coffee vending machine outside of our dorm room. First thing this morning, Richard was on it! He came back empty-handed saying that the machine had a sign on it reading “O Soe”…which he assumed meant “broken”. I went to investigate. The handwritten sign read: “0.50€”. Lost in translation!
The gracious Lake Bolsena escorted us out of town, all of the way to Montefiascone…although she sometimes hid from our view.
1:30 hours out of town, we saw these signs posted together on the “official” trail. We entered cautiously, but never did see or hear the “cane” mentioned!
Our guidebook had warned us that there would be no shops, cafes or water fountains available on today’s route. Two hours outside of Bolsena, we came across a lovely picnic area, and water fountain, where we had our lunch. (There was also another fountain just before the city limits of Montefiascone.)
Richard is currently out exploring, while I have crashed on the bed. Our accommodations tonight came highly recommended by Peter from Czech Republic, who we met in Ponte d’Arbia. Peter has just finished high school and is walking solo from Rome to Prague in order to celebrate!
Monastero di San Pietro, Via Garibaldi 31. Telephone: 0761-82–60-66. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 30 euros, per person, for (private) room with en-suite bathroom, dinner and breakfast.
Total Numbers To Date:
Distance Walked: 307.4 km
Distance to Rome: 100 km. (120+ km on the VF trail). Average Cost of Accommodations Per Night: 34.92 euros ($52.03 CDN, $34.62 USD). Current Pack Weight with 1L water: 6kg
Happy Father’s Day to all Dads our there, especially: Shea Wageman, Cory Wageman, Shaun, Wageman, David Manarin and of course, Richard!