Irregular Posts; Canazei3, Italy‏

Friday, June 05, 2015 Buongiorno, The scenery is magnificent, whether it is blue or grey in the sky. Mornings usually start sunny and blue. Clouds billow as the morning wears on. Afternoon the clouds become grey scarves around the peaks and then lower.  It isn’t a surprise when a shower hits around 6or so.  Temperatures have been about 60 – 65F.  When I began the loop drive of 700 km, it was the usual cool at the 1500 m altitude of Canazei in the Dolomites.  The temps climbed quickly in the lower altitudes to high 70s and then into the 90s by afternoon.  Today, Friday, I walked the river path for about 8 km.  By noon the temps were lower 80s!!. That called for a walk back into the town.  Shops are closed between noon and 3P; no shopping for me.  So I settled into a somewhat AC restaurant.  Certainly a tall cold one was in order.  And a Romana pizza with the required anchovy and caper topping.  A nice finish to the salty Romana was a dish of tart limon gelato.   I mentioned the loop drive.  After leaving Davos, the road climbed to Fluelapass, 2300m, where the snow fields came down to the road and melt streams ran strong to the waterfalls. The road descended with the usual hairy-pin turns. I often pull into a small pullout to let the faster more experienced drivers speed past, especially on the uphill.  Motorcycles will pass in a zipROAR regardless of whether it is a passing area!? or not. I drove into Ardez because of a ruined castle on the top of a small peak in town.  This little village is one of the...