L’elogio di Paul Cayard a Riva e al Garda Trentino
Paul Cayard è tornato alla Fraglia Vela Riva dopo 25 anni grazie al suo ingaggio sul J70 Calvi network e nel suo blog racconta il suo ritorno sul lago di Garda con le belle camminate a Santa Barbara, oltre che con le regate. Paul elogia il territorio con le sue montagne a picco sul Garda, che lo rendono così unico:
.....I last raced here in 1989 in my Star. At that time I gave a speech to the juniors who were all optimist sailors. Yesterday a I guy who is racing against us came and asked me to take a picture with him. He then told me he was at that speech I gave to the Opti sailors in 1989 and he was 8! Nice story but I guess that means I am getting down the road.
.......Yesterday after sailing, she and I hiked-ran up the side of a cliff, 2000′ vertical, to a little church called Santa Barbara.
Irene took it easy on me and waited for me. Hear best time is 35:40. I made the climb in 39:30 which was 3 minutes faster than I did it on Wednesday evening. Always good to be chasing someone!
Riva and Lake Garda are beautiful places. Usually Tuscany, Rome, florence get all the ink followed by Capri Venezia, etc. But these lakes in northern Italy, surrounded by very tall and steep mountains are spectacular! The town of Riva is very charming. And of course, the food is excellent.