We're home after flying from Rome to Zurich and Zurich to San Francisco. And then the hard part: 9 days of jet lag. Now we are recovered and looking back over our photos of the trip. Our best swims were in the Otranto Bay early in the morning when the water was glassy and clear. Not one medusa (jellyfish) this year. Our routine: get up early and head down to the water for what would be the longest swim of the day. Later in the afternoon, another swim, sometimes off the molo (pier) and sometimes off the steps that lead to the cucumo (rock) off the shore.
Our final evening in Otranto began with a gin and tonic at the Bar Molo: a toast to travel, to Salento, to Otranto! Salute!
(Dianne Hales is the author of numerous delightful books about Italy, a blog, and lots of chat about the Italian language)
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