By the time I had done about 16km I’d had enough. It was time to look for a campsite. Off to my right, adjacent to one of those new housing developments, was in a lush green field with an old almond tree as it’s centerpiece. This was to be it.

As I was laying out my tent I was approached by a man and his rather large drooling dog. Both had come from the nearby estate. He asked if I was intending to camp the night, if that wasn’t obvious from what I was doing. He assured me, and I took him as being genuine, that he did not mind but urged me to head back towards Rome to find a camping ground. I declined. He countered by saying that Italians, of which I assume he was one, did not like what I was doing. He followed up by mentioning the police, not threateningly, but with an implication that they might arrive and move me on. The man, and his dog which all the time had shown a keen interest in me, soon left and I got on with the business of setting up camp.

Darkness came around 8.00pm. I watched the fading light from inside my tent. There is something very comforting and secure about being inside a one-person tent with the warmth of a sleeping bag enveloping you. It was probably a combination of exhaustion from all that I had done in preparing to leave Australia, the trip over, and the days walk, Which helped me get 8 hours sleep, in stark contrast to my usual 4-5 hours a night. I believed I would be o’kay where I had stopped for the night and I’d had a sleep which
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