Get an early start to the day with cool mist in the valley. I can see house across the valley from my camping spot. It is up hill first thing and my legs prefer a slower warm up. When the sun finally hits me I stop to eat and soak in the heat. Then there is more to climb. There are just hills today. I stopped at an old picnic area to dry the gear from the early morning start. Find a nice café for lunch and tell them I am a vegetarian. They bring me pasta, and then there is salad with quiche, chips and spinach pastry as sides. It is a good place to let the cook choose. Then there were a few more hills. I spotted a good place to camp, but it sounded like a kennel near by. I went on and it was a kennel, so I headed down to a town that listed a campground on the map. Could not see any sign of a camp ground when I got to the town. I asked and was told there was no campground. The maps around town showed the town had a camp ground. I ask again and this shop owner confirmed that there was no campground. But then then suggested going up the hill and pointed to the pilgrimage sign. I went up the hill and there was a church with no one around. I looked around and saw no signs. As the church has a little influence in the area I decide not to pitch my tent in the church yard. As I was leaving a padre was heading out to his car and called me over. He indicated in good Italian I should camp in the church yard. It was a very quiet place and I thanked the right gods.
Badia Tedalda church yard
40.5 Miles, 6:30 Moving Time, Max Speed 34.0, Moving Average 6.2, Stop Time 6:34, Overall Average Speed 4.6, Start 6:30 and 20:30 Accent 3784 Feet Light rain in the morning with thunder head clouds all day.
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