we are camped in the sports campus of Medesano. We have had no end of help from the man who persuaded the workmen to let us campsite on the football pitch then returning with a bottle of sparkling wine to the lady a passer-by who cooked a big bowl of penne and sugo and brought it over to complete with plates and cutlery. This afternoon a lady made us coffee with homemade cake which again was brought out to us while we sat and gave the horses a lunch break. The generosity has been overwhelming. We are making our way to Cassio tomorrow.
We have made it or rather the horses have. We are 2k from Passo della Cisa. We were going to stop earlier but no where to campsite so here we are in the Ostello de la Casa Grossa especially for Pilgrims. They were closed for the winter but opened for us. We have the place to ourselves a huge roaring fire which I am cooking on we are sitting down in the warmth to glass of sparkling. 55ks today of constant climbing fantastic all 3 ponies took a turn but Pebbles went the whole way. Tomorrow all being well we will head for Villafranca in Lunignana. I just cannot believe how far we came today. Climbing up to 1100m !