Cam.card folder: D552 - Init: 2019-10-10
Sorrento to home. Day 14.
19-10-05 - Fresh air boarding, Napoli.
19-10-05 - Bye-bye Vesuvius.
19-10-05 - Approaching Rome.
19-10-05 - Altar of the Fatherland monument. Visible near the bottom right. Red marker on map.
19-10-05 - Augustus Mausoleum and Supreme Court. See lower centre.
19-10-05 - Post takeoff from Rome, Fiumicino.
19-10-05 - Water channel near top is a canal leading to the Tiber River, farther to the right, east.
19-10-05 - Alps: Matterhorn visible, near centre.
V19-10-11 - The lake at bottom left is a reservoir. A dam is visible at the near end, and on my photograph. Zermatt, in Switzerland, is almost visible in the dark area behind the peak. I love reading maps and aerial photographs. Would have aspired to an RAF Pathfinder Reconnaisance Squadron back in the wartime years. (Had I been old enough.)
As a young buck in my forties, I used to fancy climbing the Matterhorn.
It is reportedly feasible for marathon-conditioned persons with a
professional guide. I WAS such a person in the early 1980s. Today I climb it
only in a virtual sense, while sipping wine on an Alitalia jet.
The family library contains Whymper's classic book on climbing: Scrambles in the Alps. He reached the summit under even more distressing conditions than we have to endure today on an international flight.
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