As the guide had cautioned, this afternoon was rough, because we needed to make our own trail down the other side of the mountain. We bushwhacked down the hill ducking from branches, briers and boughs. Towards the base we found a stream to allow our hard working horses to drink fresh water. A little further along, the trail turned into a road which led us to our resting spot for the night, a B&B called Altoblu in the small village of Mortola Superior, above Ventimiglia and the Ligurian sea.
We came across old stone ruins like this throughout the trip, evidence of hundreds of years of pastoral life and the Transhumance. I especially like this shot because between the ruins you can see our last views of the tunnels of the autoroute and the Mediterranean.
The owners of Altoblu welcomed us warmly. Of course, I was immediately drawn to the color scheme. This cozy little B & B is a grand canvas for the wife, Luciana, who seems to have absolutely unlimited artistic talents. Here is a set of porcelain plates she made.
14.11 miles travelled.