Having had a lovely day yesterday this was the view from the window of our hotel on waking ...
And it got worse !
So off we set , and the rain got worse and worse , we had to stop after 10 miles and try to take some sort of shelter and then we pushed on to meet Tim at Lake Garda . ....
Now in my minds eye I had imagined Lake Garda with Riva speedboats swooping around with bikini clad Italian babes on board , so imagine my disappointment when this was what greeted us
So we stopped in yet another cafe , and drank them out of hot chocolate , with two of our team seriously hypothermic . Then as we left the rain stopped and the sun almost came out .
We had a great run into Verona , in the dry and checked into the hotel .
What an amazing place Verona is !!
So we have made it through our first day, what a challenge, but we are here , we are safe ,and tomorrow is another day .
It was interesting looking back at the day as there was a plan to leave at one when the rain was forecast to stop , and in retrospect that would have been better. However we didn't do that and I realised how futile looking back is. We were were we were and nothing could change that - a good life lesson .
looking forward to tomorrow .