Cinque Terra Bay

Cinque Terra Bay

Title: Cinque Terra Bay
Original: $300.00 SOLD
Size: 7” x 10”
Medium: Pen & Ink and Watercolor
Location & Date: Riomaggiore, June 2, 2006

George’s Postcard Note: A visit to these five towns along the Ligurian coast tested our mastery of rail logistics – and our touristic tolerance. We conquered the schedules, on and off the trains, to Riomaggiore. Then we were more than challenged by the famous coastal hiking trail. It was very steep and narrow and only one person wide in parts with a sheer drop to the water on one side and boulders on the other. After climbing to a vista point above Riomaggiore we paused, and I sat and painted the harbour view. Other hikers squeezed jostling by me, going up or coming down, including another artist who ‘would show me her’s if I would show her mine’! Needless to say our spontaneous art show caused a bottleneck on the trail. But during moments between people traffic we enjoyed the ancient fortifications and the blue blue water.