And so we did it. We left early this morning and walked all the way to the next village, that’s called Incisa Scapaccino.
We avoided the main road and followed a narrow road that snakes along the Belbo river, climbing up and down the hills and entering into deep thickets of wild trees.
This was just an experiment – a short hike, a stop for breakfast, more walking, a short foraging run at the local supermarket, and then back, once again walking along back-roads and paths through the fields and vineyards. Our equipment consisted only in a 10L backpack and a bottle of cold natural water, that we later supplemented with the ingredients needed for a few sandwiches.
We had some minor problems as we came back, because we found not a single suitable spot for a stop and a bite – our plan was to stop at noon and have lunch out of our backpacks, but simply it was not possible: unless you want to sit on the ground, there’s no benches, fallen logs, rocks or dry walls.
So we came back.
Now, I’m planning a second go, following the route we already followed, but this time going by night. On a full moon autumn night we’ll probably meet foxes, owls and boars, and the ubiquitous feral cats.
I’ll be sure to take a better camera along.