Yesterday, I was invited to Imperia ... to the Imperia Vintage Yacht Challenge.
I cannot begin to tell you how much I loved that. Temple Perrotta invited a group of us up to her home, had organised a boat trip that allowed us to be out there among the boats, and watch fireworks from her balcony ... after a lovely dinner down in the village.
I had octopus for dinner. It was divine. It was probably of the best meals I've ever eaten. I would go back to Imperia, more than 100kms from Genova, just for the octopus. It was like that ...
I woke at 8am today, after a 2am bedtime, but fell back into bed and slept until 10am. It delighted me. It's so rare I manage to sleep in.
We had a storm here today. An impressive one. Huge explosions of thunder rolled around above the city, causing the Genoa versus Florence football match to be suspended, once the rain arrived.
I went wandering, towards the end of the downpour ... my camera and I. We found beautiful things, of course..
This umbrella was just lying there, spotted as I passed by an alleyway, down near the port. I backed up, looked around, dug my camera out and played with the light some.
It has been a truly superb 24 hours.