Friday, April 20, 2007

April 13th - after a light breakfast out on the harbour, we decided to hike to the next two towns over - Corniglia and Riomaggerio.

The hike to Corniglia took us about 1.5 hours but it was a much harder hike than we had anticipated - very up and down with a path up of un-even stone for most of the way. Since Stacey hikes sometimes with a friend, it was surprising that I was in better shape after it than she was. It was probably a combination of light breakfast, not enough water and a hard hike but she was dizzy with shaking muscles and difficulty concentrating. We decided to have some food, water and rest for a bit and then head back. We paced ourselves on the way back to conserve Stacey's strength and it took us about 2.5 hours but Stacey felt much better afterwards. Normally, we would have had the option of taking a train back to Vernazza from Corniglia but today is one of Italy's train strikes so we didn't have that choice.

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