What a week! We had rounds of dinners and get-togethers before leaving Ascoli Piceno. We packed and departed in the rain, just like when we had arrived two years ago. It was sheeting in torrents when we got to our new temporary home on the Costa del Cilento, too. There seems to be a trend of moving in the rain. Maybe there is some deep message in that, but I have not yet figured out what it is.
As I type this I am watching the sunset throw a spectacular orange blaze below high banks of clouds over the Mediterranean Sea. We are on a perch up the hillside for an unimpeded view of the nightly show.
We made a reconnaissance foray into the nearby town to get a feel for the place and figure out where the necessary stores are located. It was sunny and several degrees warmer than we expected. As we strolled down to the lungomare the sea was rough but not angry, smacking playfully at the break-wall and tossing up great swirls of effervescent froth.
The place is enormous so we have closed off the entire upper floor. We are getting settled in and figuring out what projects need tending to first. But we made it here safe and sound and think we'll somehow manage to enjoy the area and views for the next couple of months.