Ride with me… (Click ride for the video on youtube).
If you have ever asked yourself “why does Leah have so many dents in her Panda?” Or, “what’s it really like to drive in Italy?” Or…”is this really a two-way street?” Well, watch this four minute video to get a true Ligurian experience (for once, I was the passenger and had my camera handy).
This is from the bottom of our road up to our house in Portofino, on the mountain. Those who like to hike will recognize the San Sebastiano Church half way up. Portofino is a natural protected park with trails connecting between San Fruttuoso Abbey, Ruta, Camogli, etc. And, between the curve at the church and a stone wall I must have smashed the car doors at least three or four times! But not when I first started driving up this road, but only when I find myself not paying attention or I’m in a hurry or I may have had a bit too much wine with lunch (Cyndy, remember that day we kidnapped Rosie, the American tourist? I think she was praying the whole way down the hill that I didn’t do a ‘Grace Kelly’)
And yes, this is a two-way road, as you will observe when we had to reverse to let someone past! And, you will also see that we had to go up a hill and reverse to turn the car around to get to our gate…