Monday, 29 August 2016
Monday 29 August 2016 - GEA - getting to Pracchia
Through security by 6.20. No banana guard to hold us up today.
Breakfast in the usual place - Starbucks by the prize car in Terminal 1.
Graham turns up - the hold bag containing our walking poles has been safely deposited.
LS883 - Jet2 to Pisa - 8.35 (departed on time).
Land early. Easily through customs and onto the shuttle bus to Pisa. A very short journey.
Al fresco lunch in a square dominated by a statue of Vittorio Emanuel II. A nice salad.
Wander over to ancient artefact of Pisa (pictured) and associated buildings. Hot. Lots of people. To be expected at this iconic site. I first visited it on my first trip abroad, circa 1972, when we travelled in John Clark's Ford Cortina for a holiday in Forte dei Marmi. I still need to develop the photos from that trip! Could be fun!
Easy journey to Pracchia - 2 hours or so; two trains and a bus. Cary had been there for two hours.
We were expecting a room for four at Hotel Melini. We got a twin and a double. That's fine. As was the meal.
It has been a long day. No wifi up in the room, so after a long sleep this should transmit tomorrow.