“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” –Mark Jenkins
Thursday, 13 August 2009
Day 97 – 9th August, Sunday – Comacchio (Po Delta)
Another beautiful but scorching hot day. The owner of the camper ‘sosta’ lent us a couple of bikes for the day and we cycled out onto the lagoons of the Comacchio Salina in search of Spoonbills and Flamingos. Unfortunately we didn’t see either, but we did see plenty of old fishing ‘Casonas’ still being used and lots of Cormorants, Gulls and Avocets. A very peaceful place and unspoilt by tourism which was good.