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Day Fifteen: To Venice and Beyond

( or Drystone Walling and the Dolomites ) Farewell To Alpago Day 15. 5 July 2006 Wednesday. Two and a half hours after I go to bed, and with dawn already broken Emi returns to the nursery school and goes…

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Day Fourteen: To Venice and Beyond

( or Drystone Walling and the Dolomites ) A Party of Two Halves Day 14. 4 July 2006 Tuesday. We are given a lie in this morning, and I don’t even notice the seven o’clock bells. We breakfasdt leisurely and…

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Day Thirteen: To Venice and Beyond

( or Drystone Walling and the Dolomites ) The Deer Hunters Day 13. 3 July 2006 Monday. Up early, we descend on the worksite in Chies and set to work on our steps. Part way through the morning, the film…

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Day Twelve: To Venice and Beyond

( or Drystone Walling and the Dolomites ) The Ascent is Slight and the Air is Thin Day 12. 2 July 2006 Sunday. With every night, I sleep better and better, but I still hear the seven o’clock bells without…

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Day Eleven: To Venice and Beyond

( or Drystone Walling and the Dolomites ) Beneath The Mountain Day 11. 31 July 2006 Saturday. Slept well until about eight-thirty although I was disturbed sometime in the middle of the night. Woken suddenly by what I imagine at…

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Day Ten: To Venice and Beyond

( or Drystone Walling and the Dolomites ) The Importance of Knowing Where One’s Towel Is Day 10. 30 June 2006 Friday. Last night, at an hour past midnight I discovered that my towel was missing. Previously hung out to…

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Day Nine: To Venice and Beyond

( or Drystone Walling and the Dolomites ) Venice Reprise: Trains and Tornados Day 9. 29 June 2006 Thursday. Up at 6am to have showered and breakfasted in time for the seven o’clock bells – our signal to leave the…

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Day Eight: To Venice and Beyond

( or Drystone Walling and the Dolomites ) Bark Stripping and Step Building Day 8. 28 June 2006 Wednesday. Today was to be our first day off, but a look at the weather forecast suggested that Thursday might be cooler…

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