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Often, we make plans and then reality sets in. In this case, in a good way.

Quite a few years back (before Corona), We took a lovely 10 day vacation in Italy. We landed in Naples, rented a car and drove of to Santa Agatha where we stayed for the first few days. As I love to run long distances in new places, we checked out on google maps (which have improved greatly since then), places to run nearby. We saw a lovely cliff looking over the sea with a chapel(?) at the tip. Thinking that I could run from the road to the tip and back. We asked at the hotel if this was possible. The staff warned us that, that would be a very serious trail run.

We parked our car on a very narrow street within the quaint town of Nerano. We began walking on a lovely shaded park path. Shortly into this path we saw a shrine for those on the path. We realized that the path apparently is not so innocent. Sure enough, the path turned rocky and steep, leading to a wonderful enclaved beach. Running was out of the question. The small trek, that was supposed to be a morning run, turned into THE highlight of our entire trip.

Nerano was home to the English poet Douglas. Nerano also has a wonderful pasta and zucchini dish.

"Nerano" is a small (A-5) drawing, using colored pencils and ink on quality paper.

"Nerano" is an attempt to capture the essence of that trip. "Nerano" became a code word for us for something surprising, fantastic, wishing to go back.

"Nerano" as all the works on this blog are Printable and for sale. They are Barbara Adler originals. I love talking about my art and almost any subject related, so feel free to DM to converse and purchase my art, making it yours.

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