Saturnia Springs, we woke up in our tent before sunrise, packed up and started to drive. I don’t know where, we had a pin that we dropped ourselves, on an offline map that appeared to be missing roads, ‘The road forks here. Left or right?’ ‘I don’t know its not on the map.’ ‘Ok left’ ‘ Ok left is wrong thats someones house’ ‘Turn around.’ ‘Im Trying’ ‘Why didn’t you turn around back there?’ ‘I missed it I’m sorry.’ ‘Just go back’ ‘Its too narrow Ill turn around up here.’ ‘Ok go right.’ ‘Where is this going?’ ‘I am not sure just follow it.’
We were not lost exactly but we took one too many wrong turns to know exactly where we were and if we were in the right place.
‘Are we going in the right direction?’ ‘I don’t know.’ ‘Well you have the map’ ‘Yeah but its not telling me what direction we are going’ ‘Fuck ok should we be going east or west?’ ‘Im not sure.. Maybe south’ ‘Oh fuck this.. Is it even where we think it is?’ ‘ I don’t know, don’t worry its pretty here anyway, we will get somewhere.’ ‘ Yeah but we want to get there, to that dot on the map.’ ‘Yes I know, it is around here somewhere, just relax.’ I have paraphrased slightly aka removed about 200 swear words, for the sake of our mothers.
I think this is a pretty normal scenario on road trips when none of you have any idea where you are going, someone is normally the aggressive one and someone always stays mellow, well hopefully one of you remains rational, I normally try and take it in turns let off a little steam then allow the other person to do the same. Eventually we found it, it was not really that difficult but its not exactly sign posted all over the place, or at all actually. When we got there there was already a dozen cars there. ‘How the hell did all these people find it? I swear we didn’t even see another car.’ ‘I don’t know lets just get changed.’ ‘Yeah alright, lets go,’
I really was not expecting to see anything like this in the middle of Italy. But it was beautiful and most of the people there were pretty comical to watch.
Just one of the many features of our journey to find Saturnia springs.