Monday, 31 August 2009

Across The Enza

Well on Sunday the weather finally began to change with the arrival of light drizzle and I realised that if we didn't cross the river this weekend it might no longer be possible this year.
In fact it is really a torrent and in the summer bone dry, whereas in the winter it can flood and cut out new banks.

As usual we missed the easy path up the other side and ended clawing our way up the clay slopes to the top. The ridge at the top separates the provinces of Parma and Reggio Emilia. There is a lovely view in both directions and we could easily pick out the aforementioned easy path just 50 yards away.

Half hour's walk along top of ridge

Walk back down road before crossing over into familiar territory. As you can see the village is overlooked by two castles. The nearest is Rossena and the other is the more famous Canossa.
Finished off with a cappucchino in the centre before reaching home.


Kathy said...

Wow, what a gorgeous area! So do you live down there in the center of it all? Quite a nice view from my viewpoint (~:

Suse-the-slow-knitta said...

it looks wonderful, hope your knees held up!