table time at the castle

table time at the castle

Not a bad place to take a rest stop from the hike along the cliffs of Cinque Terra
Not a bad place to take a rest stop from the hike along the cliffs of Cinque Terra

From a grey morning in Scotland to this in one day?  I should have thought all roads would lead to Cinque Terra, except that you can’t build a road on these cliffs.  The trains tunnel through them.  We stepped out of the little rail station and turned around.  A gentle evening breeze glistened over the moonlit sea and I said, “I can stay here.  No need to go anywhere else.”

The next day we hiked the trails between towns, rode the rails through tunnels, swam in the sea, and rode the ferry back.

  A few days later we enjoyed another table time, a three-hour lunch in the heart of Chianti, chianti in our hearts and on our table, at the castello vineyard.