I couldn’t resist an unusual astronomical event, it was going to be a blue moon. I had heard the expression before but did not know the meaning behind it but now I do. A blue moon is the terminology given to a second full moon in the same month.
I managed to grab a siesta for a couple of hours on Friday before loading the bike, grabbing some snacks and heading towards my camping spot for the night. It was very windy outside and I had to pedal downhill to keep moving but within ten minutes of setting off I hit a speed bump badly and came off my bike.
A normal day can turn into a great adventure when you cycle to a volcano and then sleep on it for a night under the stars.
I was in Calcio only a couple of weeks earlier and had experienced the best part of my whole adventure. Throughout the past six weeks I had met lots of people, cycled over 1500 miles and had gotten myself lost on many occasions.
I was to spend the days before my return in Verona and Calcio, I had the intention of visiting Padua as this had come highly recommended by Simona before leaving Lake Garda. I unfortunately got side tracked by food, I called into a little cafe on the straight road to the train station and had some lunch, followed by a stroll and a waffle stop.
. It was a small stone patio with a few small round metal tables, chairs, a cooking area and a couple of outdoor sinks. The weather had been blistering hot all day and there was going to be a beautiful sunset.